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West Ham could sign Antonio upgrade in Ben Brereton-Diaz deal

David Moyes means business in the summer transfer window with West Ham signing Nayef Aguerd and Flynn Downes, whilst securing a permanent move for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola following his loan spell last season.

The Scot will be aiming to carry the momentum from last season, where West Ham reached a historic Europa League semi-final and finished a lofty seventh place in the Premier League.

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With additions to the defence and midfield so far, Moyes will be looking at bolstering his attacking options, and with the club linked with moves for strikers Armando Broja and Emmanuel Dennis amongst others, he should be making a move for a 23-year-old who has had an excellent 18 months for both club and country.

The Sun reported in May that West Ham were interested in Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz, with the Championship club slapping a £20m price tag on the player.

His former manager Tony Mowbray dubbed the striker “extraordinary” with FourFourTwo describing him as a ‘superstar’ and it could be an excellent move for West Ham.

The 23-year-old scored a remarkable 22 goals from 37 Championship appearances last season and this has naturally attracted interest from the likes of West Ham and fellow Premier League side Leeds United.

He has also added four goals from 14 international appearances for Chile – the country of his mother’s birth – and the striker even scored at the Copa America in 2021.

With West Ham only having one senior forward at the club in Michael Antonio, who scored 13 goals last season, signing Brereton-Diaz would prove to be a major upgrade.

In terms of league goals, Brereton-Diaz scored more (22 to 10), had more shots per game (2.8 to 2.3) and scored more frequently (a goal every 139 minutes to 238 minutes).

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These stats show that the Chilean international could be an upgrade on Antonio for next season as Moyes aims to improve his attacking options.

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