West Ham are eyeing up an incredible move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay as David Moyes looks to make a statement of intent.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that West Ham have submitted an offer for Barcelona forward Depay as they aim to lure the Dutch international to the Premier League with a big money deal.
Moyes has already secured the signing of Gianluca Scamacca this summer for a £35.5m fee, but it’s no secret that the manager is in the market for further options across the front three.
The Hammers face competition from Serie A side Juventus however, with reports indicating that they are closing in on the signing, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Moyes has been extremely active during the summer transfer window, adding Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Maxwell Cornet, and Scamacca to his paper-thin squad, but at least one more attacking option will be required if they are to scale the heights of last season again.
Depay would be a dream signing, especially with his experience at the highest level.
His first Premier League spell with Manchester United didn’t go to plan but he has matured and his performances for Lyon and Barcelona prove he is sought after.
Last season, Depay scored 12 La Liga goals, adding in two assists, and was one of the Spanish giant’s standout performers last season, averaging a WhoScored rating of 7.10 ranked him fourth in the Barcelona squad.
The £158k-per-week star generated more shot-creating actions per match (3.70) than Jarrod Bowen (2.87), Michail Antonio (3.09), and Said Benrahma (2.86) last season, proving that he has the ability to be a constant goalscoring threat.
West Ham are in urgent need of another goal scorer, with Scamacca untested in England, Moyes doesn’t want all the pressure to land at the Italian’s feet.
Securing a deal for Depay would signal a massive statement of intent from the London side and could give them a boost in their hopes of having another wonderful campaign.