An update has emerged on Gent striker Roman Yaremchuk, regarding West Ham’s interest in acquiring his services this summer.
According to Dean Jones of EuroSport, West Ham are seriously considering making a bid for Gent centre-forward Roman Yaremchuk as David Moyes attempts to bolster his attacking options heading into next season.
The report claims the Hammers have been alerted by his impressive performances at the European Championships for Ukraine, playing alongside current West Ham forward Andriy Yarmolenko.
West Ham must ensure that they can get a deal over the line to bring Yaremchuk to the London Stadium this summer as he could be a terrific addition to the squad. He could form an excellent partnership with Michail Antonio at the top end of the pitch with their contrasting styles potentially meaning that they’ll be able to work well together.
Antonio likes to make runs in behind and use his pace to stretch teams and create gaps for other players whilst also opening up chances for himself. Yaremchuk, meanwhile, is 6ft 3 and could be the focal point of West Ham’s attacking play. The Ukrainian international could hold the ball up and be a target man for the Hammers, allowing Antonio to then make his runs to play off the forward. Yaramechuk could send flick-ons Antonio’s way or hold the ball up and lay it off for midfielders to then find the ex-Sheffield Wednesday man.
David Moyes needs a player of Yaremchuk’s quality as Antonio had little in the way of help from an attacking partner prior to Jesse Lingard’s arrival in January. Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen combined for 18 Premier League goals, but Sebastien Haller’s tally of three was the club’s next highest from a striker outside of Antonio. This suggests that the Scot needs a new number nine to bolster his squad and that man could the Gent forward.
Yaremchuk was directly involved in 31 goals for Gent in all competitions last season. He racked up 23 goals and eight assists for the Belgian side, proving his quality in Belgium’s top-flight. The attacker has also scored 10 goals in 29 caps for his country, including twice at the European Championships this summer prior to England knocking them out in the quarter-finals last week.
Therefore, he could be a quality addition to West Ham’s team and provide the goal threat they have been lacking alongside Antonio up front. At the age of 25, Yaremchuk also has plenty of time left to develop as a player and he could fulfil his potential at the London Stadium with Moyes’ coaching, which the fans could love to watch in the coming years.