At present, the 57-year-old has only Michail Antonio as an out-and-out centre-forward in his first-team squad, and with the 30-year-old having already missed a number of games due to injury so far this season, it would appear clear that Moyes is in need of reinforcements in the position.
And, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham could be looking towards Cagliari striker Simeone as a potential solution to their problem, with the Italian journalist suggesting that the Hammers’ interest is ‘strong’ in the £15.3 million-rated 25-year-old.
He said: “Obviously, West Ham need a striker after selling Haller to Ajax. We have rumours around Gio Simeone here in Italy from Cagliari. But, at the moment, there is nothing advanced yet, West Ham have not [made] an official bid.
“A lot of players have [been] proposed to West Ham in [the last few] days because they are looking for a striker, but at the moment, there is nothing advanced yet with West Ham and Simeone.”
Would Simeone be a good signing?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Giovanni Simeone…
From Romano’s comments, despite the report claiming that the Hammers are indeed interested in Simeone, who has five goals and one assist to his name over his 16 Serie A appearances so far this season, if Romano is to be believed, West Ham have not acted on this interest as yet.
However, with time slowly running out in the January transfer window, and David Ornstein recently ruling out the club returning with an improved offer for another of their attacking targets, Youssef En-Nesyri, should the club indeed wish to provide Moyes with greater depth up front, in our opinion, it would be advisable to start acting quickly.