Journalist Paul Brown has claimed that West Ham wants one attacking target more so than any other as David Moyes aims to bolster his attacking options.
In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Brown claimed that West Ham want transfer target Armando Broja ahead of other attacking options.
“I think Broja is the one that West Ham want. They’re not the only team in for him, but everyone is waiting to see what he decides to do by the end of the window.
“He’s clearly going to need to have another discussion with the Chelsea manager to decide his future.”
Last season, West Ham relied on their only senior striker in Michail Antonio for goals (13), with wingers Jarrod Bowen (17) and Said Benrahma (11) also contributing heavily as David Moyes’ side had a terrific season.
Relying on three players is a big ask however as the manager delved into the market and secured the signing of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca in a £35.5m deal, with another one or two more fresh faces to follow.
With Broja being West Ham’s number one target, Moyes will be desperate to add him to their squad, although this depends on what happens at Chelsea. The London side have sold Timo Werner back to former club RB Leipzig, leaving the Albanian as their only out-and-out striker.
With Broja being described as “composed” following his cameo in the first Premier League match of the season against Everton last week, it looks like his loan spells at Vitesse and Southampton have nurtured him well.
The striker could only benefit from Bowen’s ability on the wing, with the Englishman supplying 57 league crosses last season, Broja could certainly profit by getting on the end of these.
While still only 20 years old, the player has excellent potential, could West Ham be the side that extracts the most from his talent? The next three weeks will be crucial.