West Ham hold an interest in Reims striker Boulaye Dia and the French club are willing to sell him, according to Kaveh Solhekol.
The Hammers are searching for a new striker after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax last week for a reported £20million.
Solhekol claims that people he has spoken to have said that Dia could be available for much less than the fee received for Haller.
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Speaking on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk show, he said, “One player they [West Ham] are interested in is Reims striker Boulaye Dia.
“Reims are about 14th in the French first division, they would be willing to sell him.
“From the people I’ve been speaking to he is the kind of player who may be available for about £10million. He is a player they are interested in.”
This update is promising on one hand because it shows that the club are actively trying to sign a new striker this window.
On the other hand, it shows a shocking lack of oversight by the club as they clearly didn’t have a Haller replacement in mind when they sanctioned his move to Holland.
In all honesty, is anyone surprised by this?
GSB have always prioritised money over the squad and it is hard to imagine that David Moyes is happy with the decisions taken this month.
It would be nothing short of catastrophic if the Hammers don’t sign a proper replacement this month and with the money received for Haller, signing a decent replacement shouldn’t be hard.
There is no excuse now.
If we don’t bring in a new forward and Michail Antonio picks up a fresh injury it could completely derail our season.
With the club pushing for Europe this year, this simply cannot be allowed to happen and we hope that a new striker is announced soon, whether it is Dia or someone else.