Eddie Nketiah is reportedly on West Ham’s radar as David Moyes looks to replace Sebastien Haller.
The Hammers spent a club-record £45 million recruiting the French striker from Eintracht Frankfurt 18 months ago but sold him this week at a big loss to Ajax. Having recouped £20 million, our London neighbours are on the hunt for someone who might actually score some goals.
The Evening Standard claims Nketiah, who has 18 months left on his current deal at Arsenal, is on the list alongside Bournemouth’s Joshua King and Reim’s Senegalese forward Boulaye Dia.
We imagine Mikel Arteta may not want to part ways with a player he went out of his way to keep at the club this time last year. That said, given the club’s financial struggles and our desire to recruit an attacking midfielder, it’s possible the boss and Edu may be tempted to cash in on Eddie. To date, the England under-21 international has scored 12 goals in 57 appearances for the Gunners.
Should we go down that route, we might then have a shot at breaking the stalemate in negotiations with Folarin Balogun, another young striker waiting in the wings at the Emirates. The Athletic have claimed the 19-year-old is on the verge of signing a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club this month.