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West Ham: Terem Moffi can perfect their attack

West Ham United seem to be making progress on signing another striker, despite rumours suggesting they have agreed a deal for Danny Ings…

What’s the latest?

That’s according to journalist Alan Nixon, who took to his Patreon to issue an update on the Hammers’ pursuit of Terem Moffi.

Will West Ham sign Moffi and Ings?

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He has claimed that Mark Noble remains confident of snatching the Nigerian marksman, after having tabled a £25m bid to secure his services.

Talks remain ongoing with the 23-year-old’s representatives, who will likely be swayed by the added financial benefits the Premier League club can offer him.

Perfect their attack

It seems unbelievable to think that the Irons are enduring such a poor season given the wealth of quality they boast, which David Moyes only bolstered in the summer.

It was thought that the likes of Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta would serve to supplement the 31 goal contributions of Jarrod Bowen, yet the Italian has just three league goals, the Brazilian has just one goal in the league, and the English winger has seen his form drop off a cliff since the start of the new campaign with only two league strikes. 

As such, they are the second-lowest scorers in the division and sit joint-bottom.

An addition like Moffi could be imperative in not only adding a fresh source of goals but revitalising all those around him with a new lease of life. For Paqueta the prospect of facilitating a new frontman could see them strike up a new connection, or for Scamacca the threat in his position could spur him onto better displays.

Whether any of that happens, the 12 goals he has scored this season should be enough to add some much-needed firepower to an otherwise barren side.

In Ligue 1 he is also boasting a 7.05 average rating, with his ability to create for himself also a valued asset. He records a 61% dribble success rate and converts this into 1.9 shots per game (via Sofascore), suggesting even if the form of his potential teammates does not recover he would still remain a threat.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes before the match

1. West Ham kicked off 2022 with an away win against Crystal Palace. Which player scored a brace?

Such is his proficiency, he was lauded by journalist Jacque Talbot for being as “deadly as they come“.

Adding a cutting-edge that has been missing at the London Stadium thus far could be paramount in securing safety for a side that should be nowhere near the relegation zone.

Perhaps this big-money deal could reignite things at the club, and help drag them out of the mire and back to where their quality merits.