After his heroics in Slavia Prague’s Europa League win over Leicester last night, Abdallah Sima is the name on everybody’s lips again at West Ham United.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Sima.
That intensified after West Ham star and Sima’s former Slavia teammate, Tomas Soucek, admitted he had recommended the 19-year-old striker to David Moyes (ČT Sport).
West Ham linked with Sima but Moyes elected to wait until the summer to sign Haller replacement
The Hammers sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20 million in January to make way for a new striker.
But Moyes elected to keep the money until the summer after admitting the strikers HE wanted was not available (Football London).
Many have speculated that was Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri was one of them.
But it is perhaps no coincidence that Slavia’s president Jaroslav Tvrdik told West Ham fans on social media that he would not entertain selling Sima until the summer at the earliest.
Sima scored an excellent goal from 25 yards in a 2-0 win over West Ham’s Premier League rivals Leicester on Thursday night.
Sima all the talk among West Ham fans again after Europa League heroics against Leicester
Sima and the Slavia players even video called Soucek – who was watching the game in the team’s red and white shirt – on the pitch after the win to celebrate with the much-loved midfielder.
It had West Ham fans once again urging the club to sign Sima in the summer.
So Hammers supporters will be interested to revisit a claim made by reliable insider ExWHUemployee before the January window opened.
ExWHUemployee claimed that there is a decent chance West Ham will sign Sima in the summer.
Fans will be excited by what ExWHUemployee said previously about West Ham’s chances of landing Sima
Ex’s fellow West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh had claimed Moyes was eyeing a move to sign the Senegalese striker in the January window.
But ExWHUemployee poured cold water on those claims and was proved right.
The highly-respected West Ham insider called it when he said West Ham would not sign Sima in January.
As West Ham fans know too well no striker arrived.
But Ex claimed that there is a decent chance the east London outfit will sign Sima in the summer.
Of course things can change and Moyes may switch targets. Sima’s valuation could also exceed what West Ham might be willing to pay.
But Slavia and West Ham have excellent relations. And the Czech champions have given the Hammers great value with the bargain buys of Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.