So far this season, Abraham’s season at Chelsea has been something of a mixed bag, with the centre-forward struggling to hold down a regular place in the Blues’ starting XI.
When the £36 million-rated 23-year-old has started, as he has on 15 occasions across the Premier League and Champions League, he has been in rather impressive form, scoring seven goals and providing one assist, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 7.11/10.
However, with his game time becoming more and more limited in recent weeks, as well as reports of a dispute regarding his salary demands in a new contract at Chelsea, West Ham have been reportedly keen on a move for the England international this summer.
And, speaking on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee provided an update on the club’s interest in Abraham.
He said: “The interesting thing I have is that, obviously, I have sources at Chelsea and I have sources at West Ham. I admit, my sources at Chelsea aren’t as strong as they used to be – but I still have one or two that have a bit of information there.
“Abraham has been in disagreement with Chelsea for quite a long time now. He wants a bumper contract. He wanted around £100k-£120k a week and Chelsea were saying, they don’t think he’s worth that much.
“Now, it’s been reported by other sites that he’d want around £80k a week [at West Ham], I would question that. I would say he’d probably want more than that. I would say he’d want around the £100k figure a week.
“And I don’t know what fee we’d be talking, but a young English forward – £40 million, maybe? £40-50 million, possibly, which does seem a lot. But, if West Ham are only going to buy two or three players, I think he’d be a great signing for us.
“He’s young, he’s English, he’s scored goals in the top division, he’s scored goals at international level – he’s got the right attributes. I think he’d be a really good signing for us. He is someone that we will look at, obviously, depending on what his Chelsea future turns out to be.”
Would Abraham be a good signing for West Ham?
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Indeed, as previously mentioned, the £58k-per-week Abraham has a strike rate of just under one goal every two games across his starts in the Premier League and Champions League so far this season, meaning that he would appear to be a fairly prolific striker when given enough time in a fixture.
And considering the fact that, at present, David Moyes only has Michail Antonio as an out-and-out centre-forward in his first-team squad, backup and competition for Antonio is something that is desperately needed at West Ham this summer, in our opinion.