By Joe Ellis

6th Jan, 2023 | 8:40am

West Ham United make approach to sign Lorient striker Terem Moffi - ExWHUemployee

West Ham United have approached Lorient with an enquiry about Nigerian striker Terem Moffi, according to ExWHUEmployee.

The Irons have been scouting the French leagues recently and Lorient, in particular, with the 23-year-old emerging at the top of the club’s radar.

So far this season, Moffi has netted 10 goals in France’s top division to help Lorient into a high-flying sixth place after 17 matches.

“We have been watching Lorient in France recently with Ibrahima Kone and especially Terem Moffi-who the club have enquired about, drawing attention,” ExWHUEmployee said via Patreon.

“Moffi is a Nigerian international and started his footballing journey at Buckswood Football academy in England. He has other clubs interested in him including Southampton but the situation is being monitored.

“The forward’s agent has been pushing his move to a number of English clubs and we are monitoring the situation.”

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David Moyes is on thin ice at the London Stadium and he needs the board to back him in January or he could easily lose his job.

Moffi seems to be the player the Scot is most interested in right now and if there is some spare cash floating about then the Hammers had may as well spend it.

They will regret not doing so if they end up getting relegated due to a lack of goals this season which has been the main concern so far.

West Ham only have two striker options right now in Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio and the latter is woefully out of form compared to what everyone has come to expect at Rush Green.

Moffi may have never played in the Premier League before but perhaps that is a good thing as defenders won’t know what to expect and that X-Factor could be enough to quash any relegation concerns.