West Ham United may have failed in their bid for one marksman, but remain in the hunt for a viable alternative…
That’s according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor, who spoke to GIVEMESPORT on the Hammers’ continued pursuit in Terem Moffi.
“I’ve been told categorically that West Ham are still going for Moffi even after signing Ings, which is interesting given they have Antonio and Scamacca, although Scamacca is out injured at the moment.”
This perhaps marks a viable alternative to Youssef En-Nesyri, who despite being linked over various windows seems to have flitted out as an option.
Whilst it previously seemed like a deal to sign En-Nesyri would have been a success, now seeing what other options could offer helps to showcase that it would likely have been a misstep.
The Moroccan had impressed at the World Cup, with the crowning moment being his powerful header to help them advance over Portugal. However, domestically he has disappointed for a struggling Sevilla side.
The clinical nature expressed has seen him lauded across Europe, as he ranks in the top 15% for non-penalty goals when compared with other strikers on the continent.
This is further compounded by the statement made by journalist Jacque Talbot, who labelled him as “deadly as they come“.
En-Nesyri may well blossom into a fine striker in the future, but at present is hardly worth the reported £35m valuation slapped on him by his Spanish club.
For likely far cheaper, Moyes can secure not just an alternative but an upgrade on En-Nesyri in the FC Lorient marksman who is lighting up French football.