Journalist Seb Stafford-Bloor has labelled VfL Wolfsburg’s Dutch striker Wout Weghorst as a “David Moyes-type player” and recommended West Ham United sign him.
However, the 28-year-old striker ultimately moved from Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar to Bundesliga club Wolfsburg for £9.45m (per Transfermarkt).
Weghorst has since made 98 appearances for his German side, in which he has bagged a whopping 51 goals and 13 assists.
The Dutch attacker currently has until the summer of 2023 on his existing deal with Wolfsburg and a market value of £27m according to Transfermarkt.
During the latest episode of the Tifo Football Podcast, Stafford-Bloor spent some time discussing transfers and suggested that the Hammers reignite their supposed interest in Weghorst.
He said: “I was going to recommend [Weghorst] for West Ham. I think he’s a very David Moyes-type player.
“I don’t think [he could play with Sebastien Haller], I think he’d have to replace him. The thing I don’t like about Haller is that he’s a bit lightweight.
“Weghorst and [Michail] Antonio aren’t the same kind of player, Antonio is much more mobile, much more active but in terms of providing a focal point, [Weghorst is better].
“There’s a lot of good players around that area and I think you have to, at some point, defer to that and make sure you’re getting the most out of them and I’m not sure Haller is the way to do that.
“He’s probably a bit old, though. I think had he been two or three years younger, I think a Premier League team would have been happier paying the kind of money that’s going to be required to sign him.”
TIF Thoughts on what Seb Stafford-Bloor said about Wout Weghorst…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the striker would be an impressive acquisition for West Ham as he is better than Haller.
Should West Ham attempt to sign Wout Weghorst?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he's a class player
However, it has been claimed in recent weeks by Sport Bild, as cited by Bulinews, that Wolfsburg have placed a €35-40m (£31.6-36.1m) price tag on the Dutchman’s head.
So, with Moyes having said “there isn’t the money to do deals” for West Ham in January (per FourFourTwo), the idea may be a non-starter.