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West Ham reportedly switch striker targets, David Moyes now wants 28-year-old Spaniard
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West Ham reportedly switch striker targets, David Moyes now wants 28-year-old Spaniard

West Ham United have switched targets from Youssef En-Nesyri to Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias according to a report from La Razon.

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David Moyes will surely be looking to bring at least two top class centre-forwards to the London Stadium this summer.

Michail Antonio is currently our only recognised centre-forward.

That has to change this summer, with European football on the horizon.

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West Ham switch striker targets

La Razon claims that the Hammers have now pulled out of the race to sign Sevilla hitman Youssef En-Nesyri.

Moyes is allegedly targeting a move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias instead.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has scored 12 goals in 31 games for Betis this season (Transfermarkt).

Iglesias has a decent career record of 137 goals in 305 games (Transfermarkt).

The Betis ace is well-known for his exceptional link-up play. He doesn’t possess any kind of pace, however, and he rarely runs the channels. Or rather, he is incapable of doing so.

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With that in mind, we don’t think that Iglesias would be a David Moyes type signing whatsoever. This is probably nothing more than mere paper talk.

Hammers move for Iglesias is unlikely

Perhaps we will be proven wrong, but West Ham will surely try to sign a striker with more of an athletic profile.

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We expect Moyes to move for a robust, powerful forward who possesses similar qualities to Michail Antonio.

Quite who we end up signing, however, remains to be seen.