West Ham are now checking out an offer for Sevilla striker Luuk De Jong as a repercussion of a competitor Premier League transfer, according to reports.
Finding a brand-new centre-forward has actually been a location of focus for West Ham given that selling Sebastien Haller in January. But they saw out the season without a replacement and are yet to sign one this summer season. In truth, their only brand-new finalizing has actually been the loan addition of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
With the Premier League season currently underway, it has actually not been the summer season West Ham would have been expecting. They completed sixth last season, protecting Europa League credentials. It is essential for them to reinforce their team to manage the additional competitors, however they are yet to do so to a big level.
One target has actually been to sign assaulting midfielder Jesse Lingard on an irreversible basis following his favorable influence on loan from Manchester United in the 2nd half of last season. But they likewise have other locations to address – specifically, signing a centre-forward and centre-back.
For the forward position, 90min claim they are now thinking about a relocation for Sevilla’s De Jong. The Netherlands global has actually just scored 19 objectives in 94 video games for his present club, however was formerly respected in the Eredivisie.
He does have some previous Premier League experience with Newcastle, although that spell was not especially effective. Even so, he might make a fresh chance in England at the age of 30.
According to 90min, De Jong might be an alternative for West Ham due to Sevilla’s impending finalizing of Rafa Mir from Wolves.
Sevilla have actually pirated Atletico Madrid’s efforts to sign the Spanish forward, who was on loan at Huesca last season. An offer is now near to conclusion and will leave the La Liga side with 3 strikers: Mir, De Jong and primary male Youssef En-Nesyri.
Therefore, De Jong is most likely to see his chances lowered and he might be provided. In that case, West Ham might be the ones to benefit.
The report claims De Jong’s qualities would be valued at West Ham. Even though he is not a respected scorer, he might be a useful existence to assist their other enemies.
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The Hammers’ pursuit of De Jong follows they were snubbed by another striker plying his sell La Liga.
Diario Sport have actually exposed that West Ham made a ‘proposal’ to sign Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite.
The Dane is among a number of stars at the Camp Nou who is up for sale. Barcelona owe money to the tune of £1.15 billion and are frantically looking for to reduce their huge wage costs.
But the post claims Braithwaite has no intents of giving up the glamour and glamour of betting a European powerhouse.
Despite a relocate to the Premier League referred to as being more ‘lucrative’ for Braithwaite personally, he does not want to sign up with a club in the ‘lower-middle’ hierarchy.
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Brighton are likewise reported to have actually made a method, and they too have actually been rebuffed.
2020 Europa League finalist scorer De Jong might therefore be a more feasible option.
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