It’s no secret that David Moyes will be attempting to bring in a new centre forward at West Ham this summer once the transfer window opens.
The boss will be looking to bring in a goalscorer to share the load with Michail Antonio. As expected, several names have been linked with a move but nothing more than interest is being speculated at the moment.
It’s a variety of names, too. We’re reportedly looking at Ivan Toney [Mail Online] and Adam Armstrong [The Sun] from the Championship. Sasa Kalajdzic [Mail Online] and Youssef El Nesyri [The Athletic] are also linked from Germany and Spain respectively.
As far as we’re concerned, there’s one man available we should be going all out for, and he’s a bit closer to home. Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s top goalscorer with 12 this season, yet he can’t get a sniff under Thomas Tuchel.
According to the Daily Star, Chelsea’s number nine tops our wishlist of strikers, and it’s clear to see why. He certainly fits the bill for the David Moyes philosophy at West Ham.
Abraham has scored goals throughout his career, whoever he’s played for. As a teenager, he scored 23 goals in 41 matches for Bristol City in the Championship. He single-handedly kept them up that year, winning the Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and club Golden Boot. He was the first player to ever win all three awards at the same time.
Two years later he was at it again. This time with Aston Villa, bagging 26 goals in 40 Championship appearances. Fast forward to now, and the Englishman has scored countless times in the Premier League, for his country, and in the Champions League.
Of all the strikers we’re being linked with, he’s the one who’s proven himself at every single level. It’s a crime that he’s not being used by Chelsea. It’s similar to the treatment Jesse Lingard was getting at United – look what happened there.
Tuchel has taken charge of 11 Premier League games. Of the 990 minutes, Abraham has played just 131 [WyScout]. It’s a far cry from his excellence we witnessed last season under Frank Lampard.
After seven league games, Abraham was the top scorer in the division with eight goals. He ended the season with 18 in all competitions. His pace and technical ability are being wasted on the bench.
Abraham’s four assists this season also suggest his link-up play is up to scratch. He’s very good at one and two touch football, which would work excellently with our attacking line. Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma are excellent at moving the ball on the floor quickly.
With Abraham’s turn of pace, and willingness to run in behind, he could have a lot of success at West Ham. It’s a transfer that makes complete sense to us – he is the sort of player we need to be going after if we get into Europe.
Abraham will be linked with several clubs in the summer, and we should absolutely be putting our names in there. It’s bonkers that Chelsea will more than likely let him go.
In other West Ham news, Lingard’s value looks set to shoot up in the summer.