David Moyes may have just been handed a big boost over one of his West Ham summer transfer targets…
It’s widely believed that the Scotsman views Tammy Abraham as his no.1 choice to bolster the Hammers’ frontline, whilst it’s also thought that Chelsea are open to selling the 23-year-old after he struggled for minutes under Thomas Tuchel.
An ever-reliable source has provided a fresh update into the Irons’ pursuit, and it’s surely great news for Moyes.
Speaking on this week’s ‘The West Ham Way’ podcast, the trustworthy ExWHUemployee claimed that the England international is open to a switch to the London Stadium this transfer window.
“Apparently Abraham is keen on a move to West Ham.
“He likes Declan, he likes some of the other players in the squad and obviously he’s a London boy and stuff, so I think he is tempted to come to West Ham.
“And obviously Moyes likes him a lot so we might see some movement on that in the next few weeks.”
It’s no secret that the East London side are absolutely desperate for a new forward before next season.
Currently, Moyes is set to head into a Europa League campaign with just one senior option – an injury-prone Michail Antonio, who flattered to deceive in their pre-season game against League Two outfit Leyton Orient earlier this week.
The 31-year-old, who has been converted from a winger, has never started more than 24 matches in the big time since his arrival at West Ham. And that speaks volumes.
If Abraham is truly Moyes’ top target, then this news will certainly be encouraging and should give the Irons the boost they need to pull the trigger on his signing.
Despite seeing his game time tail off following the arrival of Tuchel in January, Abraham still finished the season as their second top-goalscorer on six goals, just one fewer than their penalty-taker, Jorginho.
Once described as a “phenomenal player” by former Premier League manager Alex McLeish, the 6 foot 3 striker has found the net 30 times since his breakthrough at Chelsea. It’s no wonder ex-academy teammate Kasey Palmer dubbed him “the goal machine.”
This latest update from Ex should leave both Moyes and the Hammers faithful absolutely buzzing. It’s time to make a move for the £36m-rated Abraham.
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