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.

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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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