West Ham United could be interested in a move to bring Christian Pulisic to the London Stadium this summer.
That’s according to ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a recent post on The West Ham Way (via West Ham Zone) that, with the 23-year-old forward reported to be free to leave Chelsea prior to September’s transfer deadline, David Moyes would be interested in making a move to bring the USA international across to east London in the coming weeks.
However, the Hammers insider went on to suggest that, with the Blues having been very difficult to deal with in the transfer market so far this summer, whether or not Moyes will be successful in his attempts to lure the former Borussia Dortmund talent to the London Stadium remains up in the air at present.
With Nikola Vlasic looking set to end his turbulent year-long spell at West Ham via a loan switch – which includes a €15m (£12.5m) option to buy – to Serie A Torino, it would not be surprising to see Moyes enter the market for a new versatile attacker over the remainder of the summer transfer window.
And, while Pulisic – who can operate on either wing and through the middle – has not exactly set the world alight following his £58m move to Stamford Bridge back in January of 2019, the 23-year-old has shown signs that he could represent something of a dream replacement for the outbound Croatia international.
Indeed, over his 22 Premier League appearances – only 13 of which came as starts – last season, the £37.8m-rated talent scored six goals, registered two assists and created one big chance for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 1.3 shots, making 0.7 key passes and completing 1.1 dribbles per game.
For comparison, over Vlasic’s 19 league fixtures in 2021/22, the £19.8m-rated forward scored just one goal, provided no assists and created no big chances, as well as taking an average of 0.4 shots, making 0.5 key passes and completing 0.5 dribbles per outing.
As such, it is clear to see that the £150k-per-week forward who Hakim Ziyech dubbed “crazy” would be quite a considerable upgrade upon the £69k-per-week Vlasic, leading us to believe that, should there be a chance of Moyes landing the 50-cap international this summer, he must do all he can to take it.