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Report: West Ham enter talks for Stade Reims forward Boulaye Dia

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Report: West Ham enter talks for Stade Reims forward Boulaye Dia

West Ham’s reported pursuit of Stade Reims striker Boulaye Dia has now been given a fresh update.

The Hammers have been linked with the 24-year-old already during the January transfer window, with Eurosport previously claiming that they were eyeing a £15million offer for him.

Talksport’s Alex Crook is now reporting that discussions between West Ham and French club Reims are now ongoing, as well as agreeing that a £15million valuation is the likely transfer fee for any deal.

He added that his playing style is similar to current West Ham forward Michail Antonio and he’s now being targeted for competition at the London Stadium.

 

After selling Sebastien Haller this month to Ajax, David Moyes’ side are desperately in need of another attacker.

Dia is someone with an impressive record so far this season, scoring 12 goals in just 17 appearances in Ligue 1.

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TBR’s View:

West Ham can’t afford not to sign another striker before the January window shuts, as Antonio can’t be the sole senior forward option in the squad, especially as he’s already had injury problems this season.

It may be a safer bet to sign someone with experience in the Premier League, albeit Dia has scored 24 goals in 68 senior matches for Reims.

They have a real chance of forcing their way into the mix for the European positions if they have a strong second half of the season and signing another quality striker will help the squad massively.

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