By Sam Stone

1st Jun, 2022 | 8:10pm

West Ham linked with a summer move for Watford striker Joao Pedro

West Ham are reportedly interested in a move for Watford’s Joao Pedro with the 20-year-old being “watched closely” by the Hammers, according to UOL.

The Brazilian news outlet reported on Tuesday [31 May] that Watford value the Brazilian anywhere between £25million and £35million and that West Ham, along with Newcastle, are eyeing the forward.

The striker has four goals and one assist for the Hornets this season.


Stay clear

The forward has put in some good performances this season, but £25million for a player who has managed five goal involvements this season is ridiculous.

The Irons should steer clear of the 20-year-old if Watford are asking for that kind of price for the forward.

Regardless of his age and potential development, David Moyes will be looking for a far more prolific striker to join his ranks this summer.

The Hammers should be looking at a young striker who has a good goalscoring pedigree and they shouldn’t be afraid to pay a large fee.

If Pedro had scored 15 goals this season then the fee would be justified.

Moyes should take his time when it comes to landing a new frontman for his Hammers’ side.

It is crucial that adequate competition is brought in to challenge Michail Antonio and give the Irons a variety of options up front.

This summer promises to be a huge one for the Irons.

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