West Ham United want to sign Villarreal striker Paco Alcacer this summer according to a report from Fichajes. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

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David Moyes will be desperate to bring an established striker to the London Stadium this summer.

If truth be told, the Scot really needs to sign at least two centre-forwards.

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West Ham have been linked a plethora of names since we sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

The kind of player the Hammers really need is someone who is a natural goalscorer.

Someone who knows where the back of the net is.

And with that in mind, perhaps Paco Alcacer isn’t the right man for the job.

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The 27-year-old possesses undoubted quality, and his nouse and know-how in and around the penalty area would offer the Hammers a totally different edge to their attacking play.

The 19-capped Spain international possesses impressive technique as well.

He is far from a proven goalscorer, however. Alcacer has racked up just 14 goals in 42 games for Villarreal so far (Transfermarkt).

Alcacer could be available for around €25 million (£21.5 million) this summer according to a report from Fichajes.

It could be argued that David Moyes should be looking elsewhere, however.

Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the links with Paco Alcacer…


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