West Ham United’s already faded hopes of signing Tammy Abraham from Chelsea now look dead in the water.
That’s after the Chelsea outcast had an apparent change of heart and agreed to join Roma.
Hammers Tammy hopes look dead in the water
Abraham has reportedly been David Moyes’s prime striker target since the Hammers sold Sebastien Haller in January.
The 23-year-old’s apparent reluctance to sign for Jose Mourinho’s UEFA Conference League side gave West Ham fans hope a deal might still be there to be done.
But there was bad news for Moyes today after it emerged overnight that Abraham has had a change of heart over the move to Roma and is ready to join them.
Football Italia reports that Abraham was convinced by the proposals of the Gillarossi’s director Tiago Pinto during a meeting in London on Friday.
Abraham has change of heart over Roma move – report
And the report states talks will continue today over Abraham’s package with a view to getting the striker signed as soon as possible.
The deal appeals to Chelsea as it includes a buy-back clause should Abraham go on to excel in Italy.
West Ham meanwhile are yet to sign any new outfield players for the first team this summer.
It has been a quiet window across football, though. And Moyes still has over two weeks to get players in.
The Scot has repeatedly insisted he will not sign players for the sake of it just to appease the media or fans.
Fans understandably anxious but must trust Moyes’s process
And given his excellent record since returning to the club 18 months ago, anxious supporters are torn between being angry over the lack of additions and trusting Moyes’s process.
It is taking some time for West Ham fans to adjust to Moyes’s diligent, methodical recruitment strategy which is a world away from the scattergun revolving door of transfers fans have been fed on for the last decade.
But with Europa League football added to the mix this term, Moyes – like the fans – is all too aware his squad needs beefing up with at least a couple of quality additions.
In other news, relief for West Ham as Newcastle fail in race against time.