West Ham United have allegedly made a last-gasp enquiry for Brighton and Hove Albion attacker Leandro Trossard.
That’s a according to claims from football journalist Peter O’Rourke.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium before the January transfer window slams shut.
West Ham need to sign a top-class striker and an established centre-back before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline, if we are to have any chance of a top-six finish this season.
After Rob Newman arrived at the London Stadium, many fans believed that our approach to transfers would be a lot more well-researched and carried out with a proper plan in mind. That appears to be far from the case, however.
The scattergun is well and truly loaded and firing away like it was in the good (bad) old days. The Hammers have been linked with moves to sign Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips from Leeds (The Guardian). And yet another random link has emerged this afternoon…
West Ham launch ‘shock’ Leandro Trossard enquiry
With transfer deadline day fast approaching, football journalist Peter O’Rourke claims that the Hammers have lodged a ‘shock’ enquiry for the 27-year-old Brighton star:
Brighton signed the 27-year-old winger from Genk in the summer of 2019 for around £17 million (Reuters).
The Belgian ace has been a real hit with the Seagulls, bagging 14 goals and nine assists in 91 games so far (Transfermarkt).
The Argus recently claimed that Trossard is valued somewhere between £25-33 million. That’s a lot of cash for West Ham to be paying for someone who shouldn’t even be a priority addition for Moyes.
Trossard is undoubtedly a real talent. He plays out on the left wing and is right-footed so mostly cuts back inside.
He has exceptional technical ability, a real turn of pace and possesses a wicked delivery.
Let’s be real here though. Moyes should be making sure that he gets the signings of a centre-forward and a centre-back over the line before he even thinks about bringing a winger to the London Stadium.
Trossard is a very good Premier League player, so that isn’t an indictment of his ability.
Moyes quite simply has more pressing concerns at hand, however. Let’s hope that the Scot manages to secure the signings that West Ham so desperately need. And perhaps then he can look at adding the likes of Trossard to his squad.