West Ham are looking to raid Ligue 1 again, this time with a bargain move to sign Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo.
That’s according to a report from RMC Sport who claim that the Hammers can pick up the 29-year-old forward for just €8 million (£6.8 million) this summer.
Calciomercato claimed last week that West Ham boss David Moyes is keeping an eye on the 47-capped South Korea international ahead of a potential summer transfer window move to sign him.
Signing a centre-forward to provide competition and cover for Michail Antonio will be one of Moyes’s main priorities this summer.
Moyes simply cannot allow a fourth consecutive transfer window to pass without bolstering his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium.
And it appears as though the Scot is desperate to bring in some competition for Micky…
West Ham bargain move to sign 29-year-old striker
RMC Sport reckon that the Hammers can sign Bordeaux forward Hwang Ui-jo for just £6.8 million in the summer transfer window.
Now, the 29-year-old is a decent, hard-working forward and he bagged 11 goals and two assists in 32 Ligue 1 outings last season (Transfermarkt).
The South Korean can operate anywhere along the front-line – something that will undoubtedly appeal to David Moyes.
The Bordeaux ace is a very decent player but the fact is, he’ll be 30 in August. I thought David Moyes was looking to implement the Red Bull model at the London Stadium?
The South Korean is totally unproven in the Premier League and he might find it difficult to adjust to the intense nature of the English game at his age.
£6.8 million for the forward does sound like very good value indeed for the Hammers.
In my view though, the Hammers would be wise to avoid a deal to sign the Bordeaux striker this summer. There are so many better options out there available to us.
If West Ham do complete a bargain move to sign Hwang, however, let’s hope that he is brought in to supplement the signing of another, younger centre-forward.