West Ham United risk losing out on mooted transfer target Tammy Abraham…
According to the ever-reliable ExWHUemployee, the Irons’ top-flight rivals Aston Villa are poised to make a substantial bid for the 23-year-old Chelsea striker.
“We especially need to move soon for Abraham if we want to secure him because it looks like Aston Villa are going to firm up their interest and make a substantial bid for the player,” he told The West Ham Way Patreon page.
It’s thought that Abraham is David Moyes’ number one target this summer as he seeks to bolster his barren frontline, although there have been reports suggesting that the Scot is not prepared to pay the England international’s £40m price tag.
Instead, he believes the Blues star is worth just £25m but it certainly seems like his former loan outfit are prepared to stump up the cash, leaving it in the hands of the Hammers’ hierarchy to make their move.
And strike they must.
If Moyes considers Abraham to be his top target, then he should consider a drastic U-turn on his stance or he will risk losing out, and that is something they must avoid considering he will get the opportunity to punish such a decision at least twice next season.
Despite falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel, the £45m-rated forward ended the campaign with 12 goals and six assists across all competitions, whilst only one player managed to score more goals in the Premier League, the penalty-taking Jorginho.
What Abraham offers more than most of the Irons’ mooted striker targets is the fact that he is tried and tested in England and would surely take no time to settle in. He’s only on around £50,000 per week at Stamford Bridge right now, too.
Furthermore, the east Londoners have qualified for the Europa League and that would also put Moyes in a stronger position than Villa, who cannot offer him any sort of European football next term.
Abraham has done one better than that in his career, winning the Champions League last month, where he scored his fourth goal in the competition whilst his total for the Hammers’ London rivals is 30 goals and 12 assists, as per Transfermarkt.
Moyes cannot afford to go into 2021/22 with just one injury-prone option up top, and considering that Villa are on the verge of getting involved, it would be foolish of the Hammers boss to drop their interest over a discrepancy of £15m.
After this concerning news, it’s time to act.