West Ham’s chances of signing Tammy Abraham this summer have seemingly been handed a significant boost, with reports claiming that he would prefer to join David Moyes’ side at the London Stadium rather than any other interested sides.
West Ham have regularly been linked with a move for the England international his summer, as he looks set to depart Chelsea due to a lack of first-team opportunities under Thomas Tuchel.
Whilst several other Premier League teams are said to be interested in the 23-year-old forward, a recent report from the Daily Mirror has claimed that he is most keen on a move to the London Stadium, perhaps due to the European football the Hammers can offer next season.
West Ham have done little to build on their impressive 2020/21 campaign so far this summer, with no new arrivals at the London Stadium, which has understandably left fans concerned as their current squad does not look to have the depth to compete in the Premier League and the Europa League.
Moyes’ squad is particularly thin in the attacking department, with just Michail Antonio available as a striker, and considering his injury issues in recent seasons, it seems remarkable that they have not strengthened in this position already, especially following the departure of Sebastien Haller in January.
Therefore, signing a proven Premier League goalscorer such as Abraham should be deemed a necessity by David Sullivan and David Gold this summer, although their history does little to suggest that West Ham fans will be left pleased by whatever transfer business is concluded.
Abraham has contributed a solid 30 goals and 12 assists for Chelsea in his career thus far, whilst also impressing in loan spells with Bristol City and Aston Villa in the Championship, where he won the admiration of Jack Grealish, who sang Abraham’s praises last year, saying:
“Unbelievable. Couldn’t believe how good he was with the ball for how tall he is. Loved playing with him.”
It seems clear therefore that Abraham would be a stellar addition to Moyes’ squad this summer, and those on the West Ham board should definitely be looking to sign him following the news that he is keen on a move to the London Stadium.
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