West Ham are thought to be eyeing up a move to sign Al Nassr striker Vincent Aboubakar in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Fichajes who claim that the Hammers could try to sign the 30-year-old striker after he impressed for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
West Ham boss David Moyes tried, and failed, to bring a striker to the London Stadium during the January transfer window.
And as a result, Michail Antonio is still the only recognised senior centre-forward at the club.
Hopefully the Hammers manager addresses that farcical situation in the summer. Signing a new striker will be of paramount importance to our hopes of making genuine progress as a football club over the course of the next few years.
And it seems as though Moyes has someone in particular on his radar ahead of the summer transfer window…
West Ham eyeing summer transfer window swoop for Al Nassr striker
Aboubakar has a very impressive career record to his name with 131 goals in 329 appearances. He has also bagged 31 goals in 82 games for his country (Transfermarkt).
The Cameroonian hitman is a decent player. In fact, he’s a good striker who has proven himself in various countries throughout his career.
The 30-year-old is a powerful, hard-working forward and what he lacks in technical ability he makes up for in desire, commitment and heart.
He proved that with some terrific performances for his country at AFCON over the past five weeks or so.
The Cameroon international was described as a ‘superb striker’ after he won the Africa Cup of Nations for his country back in 2017 (Guayana Chronicle).
I’ve got to say though, if Aboubakar turns out to be our only striker signing in the summer, I’ll be incredibly underwhelmed.
The Cameroonian forward would hardly be the kind of ambitious signing needed to keep the likes of Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen around would he?
West Ham have to make a big statement in the summer transfer window. The addition of an elite striker under the age of 26 will be an absolute must. Aboubakar would be a welcome signing in addition to a world-class forward.
If Moyes plans on bringing only one striker to the London Stadium in the summer though, the 30-year-old Al Nassr forward certainly shouldn’t be that man.