West Ham United are ‘looking at’ FC Lorient striker Terem Moffi as they look to climb up the Premier League table, journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.
The Hammers have struggled to find the back of the net on a regular basis in the first half of the season but are looking to address that in the January transfer window.
West Ham United transfer news – Terem Moffi
French publication Mercato Plein has made the bold claim that Moffi is already on his way to West Ham after they were able to strike a deal for his services with Lorient.
It’s stated that the Ligue 1 outfit have accepted a €24 million (£21m) offer from David Moyes’ charges for the talented 23-year-old.
Fellow Premier League outfit Southampton were also believed to be eager to secure Moffi’s services, but their offer fell well short of Lorient’s valuation, forcing them to move onto alternative targets.
West Ham have already snapped up striker Danny Ings from Aston Villa for £15 million in this winter transfer window, yet further additions upfront could arrive.
And that’s largely because talkSPORT have claimed that Wolves are interested in signing Michail Antonio, potentially leaving the capital club short of firepower in the final third of the pitch.
What has Jones said about Moffi?
Jones has disclosed that Antonio’s exit could cause a ‘domino effect’ that could see Moffie arrive at the London Stadium as his replacement.
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In an interview with GMS, he said: “I do know that Moffi is one that they’re looking at as well.
“And it’s probably in line with the fact that as we’ve mentioned before, Michail Antonio could leave with them in this transfer window if the right terms came in for him. So, that might be the next situation, and the domino effect to look out for.”
Do West Ham need Moffi?
Moffi caught the eye last season, scoring eight goals in 37 top-flight appearances for Lorient while also providing four assists for his teammates.
The Nigeria international has elevated his game to new heights in the current campaign, though, notching up 12 strikes in just 18 Ligue 1 outings.
Standing at 6 foot 2, Moffi is more than just an adept finisher, and his overall game could prove to be extremely beneficial to West Ham should he make the switch.
Whether Moffi does actually join West Ham in their battle against relegation remains to be seen, but he certainly could be a valuable asset to call upon.
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