By Liam Thomas

21st Jan, 2023 | 10:10am

West Ham United transfer news on Terem Moffi as speculation continues - ExWHUemployee

West Ham United are leading the chase alongside Ligue 1 outfit Nice to sign talented Nigerian forward Terem Moffi, according to ExWHUemployee.

Ex told The West Ham Way Podcast at the start of the January transfer window that the Hammers were eyeing up a month for Moffi this month.

Now, Ex has said that Moffi has been left out of the Lorient squad this weekend with an apparent illness, however, the likely reason is to do with the transfer speculation surrounding his name.

“Interestingly Terem Moffi has been left out of Lorient’s match this weekend and it has been claimed he is Ill however the likely reason is to do with all the speculation,” stated Ex as quoted by the West Ham Way.

“West Ham and Nice are said to be leading the way with the player favouring staying in France but West Ham hope they can persuade him otherwise despite David Moyes appearing to play down the rumours in his press conference.”

Impressive.

Moffi has managed an impressive 12 goals in 17 Ligue 1 starts for Lorient, after managing 22 goals in the previous two campaigns combined.

His pacey and direct style of play is the exact kind of attribute this current Hammers attack is looking for and he could form a deadly partnership with Danny Ings.

Ings, meanwhile, scored six times in eight starts for Villa earlier this season and produced 46 goals in 100 appearances for Southampton before his switch to Villa Park.

With the Irons in desperate straights, why not take a punt on the young Nigerian, alongside the seasoned veteran in Ings he could learn a lot.

Moyes and West Ham United need some new ideas in their squad and a fearsome attacking partnership of Moffi and Ings could be the relegation-saving remedy they desire.

It seems, however, that West Ham United will face stiff competition from Nice for Moffi’s signature, with the player preferring a stay in France.

This could prove to be a huge stumbling block in negotiations but the allure of the Premier League is tough for any player to turn down.