By Mike Southey

13th Jun, 2021 | 12:10pm

West Ham want to sign Boavista striker Alberth Elis - report

West Ham United want to sign Boavista striker Alberth Elis this summer, according to A Bola.

The Portuguese outlet has reported that the Honduran forward is destined to leave the club and has a dream to play in the Premier League.

It is suggested that the Irons aren’t the only club interested, with Southampton also name-dropped in the same report.

It has been reported that the Hammers will have to spend £8.5million in order to make the deal.

That would be a bargain move if Elis can prove his worth, with it clear that he would be a rotation player behind Michail Antonio.

Antonio is clearly injury prone, and his problems over the past couple of years could have caused serious issues at the London Stadium.

Without Jesse Lingard at the end of last season, it could have been a completely different story, we can’t test our luck again.

Needed.

Elis has been in good form over the past season.

The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and added six assists in his 31 appearances, with 28 of those being starts in Portugal.

That is the exact type of player we could need, an unheard name who can make a big difference by scoring or creating a much-needed goal.

With an incredible goal record in the MLS from his time with Houston Dynamos, Elis was described as “lightning.”

David Moyes has now sorted his future, and it appears as though his transfer strategy is to bring in an attacker alongside the likes of Lingard.

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