West Ham United have reportedly joined the race to land a transfer deal for FC Lorient striker Terem Moffi, according to TalkSport journalist Alex Crook.
With 88 appearances for the French club under his belt, the 23-year-old has found the net 33 times in total and delivered seven assists.
The striker has already been linked with a move to England recently as Southampton have reportedly had a bid rejected for him.
Now though, this has apparently led to the east London club getting involved in the situation.
In a recent Twitter post, Crook had this to say on the matter:
“#WHUFC have joined the race for Lorient striker Terem Moffi. #SaintsFC still at the table but looking less likely due to £25m asking price.”
This season has seen the Nigerian score 10 goals in 16 Ligue 1 appearances, which makes it easy to see why he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
In addition to that, Moffi has the joint-highest number of shots on target (15) at Lorient as well as the third-highest goal-creating actions (4) and the joint-second-highest successful dribbles (20).
His efforts in the French league this season have earned him an overall performance rating of 7.02/10 from WhoScored, making him the third-highest outfield player currently at the club.
Would you like to see West Ham sign Moffi this month?
Hailed as a “high-level” player by Christophe Pelissier, Moffi’s goalscoring talent would surely provide a big boost for David Moyes’ side as only three clubs have scored fewer goals than them in the league this season.
Now that Crook has revealed that the Hammers have joined the race to sign the striker and that Southampton are looking less likely to sign him, this should be a big incentive for the east London club to snatch him.
Moving forward, if the financial implications of securing a deal for the Lorient star wouldn’t be a problem for the Hammers, they should definitely do all they can to bring him to the London Stadium and hope that he can bring his goalscoring form with him.