Report: Club eye 'terrific' West Ham target after £17m Liverpool star signs
AS Monaco are reportedly interested in signing rumoured West Ham target Breel Embolo, with the Ligue 1 side looking to add to their attack following the arrival of Liverpool star Takumi Minamino.
According to Foot Mercato, the UEFA Champions League side have made the Swiss international their top target for the summer with Monaco keen on improving their frontline for next season, with Embolo set to depart Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.
The 25-year-old has been one of the most consistent forwards in the Bundesliga for some time, and Monaco are now keen to sign Embolo despite interest from West Ham, who have been chasing the versatile forward for some time as per 90min as David Moyes also looks to improve the Irons’ attacking contingent.
Michail Antonio still remains West Ham’s sole striker, and although Jarrod Bowen hit double digits last season in what was a breakout year for the England international, the east London side still need more in their attack, which is why Monaco’s interest in signing Embolo is such a blow.
Indeed, the Swiss star was labelled as ‘terrific’ by Don Hutchinson during Euro 2020, with Embolo one of the stars for a Switzerland side who stunned the tournament by eliminating France from the competition, with the forward following up this international tournament with a sold year for Gladbach.
With Monaco already signing Minamino in a deal worth a reported £17m, it appears that the Ligue 1 side won’t be stopping at the 27-year-old Japanese international, and West Ham could now lose out on Embolo if they continue to slack behind in the race for the Bundesliga star.
West Ham should be looking to beat Monaco to Embolo signing
West Ham’s need for an attacker has been known for quite some time, and Embolo could be the perfect signing for the Irons given the forward’s age, record in for both club and country and his potential price tag, yet Monaco’s interest in the Swiss star is a huge problem, say the least.
The Champions League side seemingly have their minds set on landing Embolo this summer, and for West Ham, they should be looking to beat Monaco for the 25-year-old’s signature, with the Irons potentially missing out on a bargain in the Gladbach star.
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