So far this season, Sima has been in rather remarkable form for Slavia Prague, with the 19-year-old centre-forward scoring 11 goals and providing four assists over his 15 appearances in the Fortuna Liga, scoring four goals and registering one assist over his eight Europa League fixtures and bagging four goals over six games in the CFL Cup – totalling 19 goals and five assists in his 29 appearances in all competitions.
As a result of the £7.2 million-rated Senegalese striker’s impressive performances, it has been reported that David Moyes is interested in the possibility of signing the youngster this summer, for whom Slavia Prague are reported to want around €40 million (£34.6 million).
And, speaking on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee confirmed that Sima is indeed a summer target of West Ham’s, as well as stating that the fee the Czech side are after is actually considerably less than the fee reported.
He said: “Sima from Slavia Prague – he is a target. Nowhere near the fee that was quoted by another site. I’ve spoken to his chairman quite frequently – he said he’s forever talking to West Ham fans about [West Ham] buying his players, and one of them is definitely me because I’ve been in quite regular communication with him. He said that in the summer, they might entertain bids, but I don’t think it’s [for] anywhere near as what’s been reported.”
Should West Ham make a move for Sima?
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Considering the fact that West Ham already have a well-established relationship with Slavia Prague, as both Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal arrived in east London from the Czech side on permanent deals last summer, the Hammers could have a slight advantage over other clubs in regards to the race for Sima.
Having said that, with it being reported that Paris Saint-Germain, Everton and Juventus are all also keen on a move for the 19-year-old come the summer, Moyes’ side will certainly have a tough battle on their hands if they are to make a move to sign the promising young forward.