Report: West Ham may face £24m fee to sign sought-after Euro 2020 star
West Ham United are considering a move to sign Gent striker Roman Yaremchuk this summer, according to the Express.
David Moyes is finalising his shortlist of strikers to target in the transfer window. The Irons boss wants to build on his three-year contract by securing the needed replacement for Sebastien Haller following the Ivorian’s move to Ajax in January.
West Ham are considering Yaremchuk as an option after extensively scouting the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in recent years. The Hammers’ talent spotters kept particularly close tabs on the 25-year-old while he enjoyed a prolific return last season.
Yaremchuk fired Gent into the qualifying round of next term’s Europa Conference League with 20 goals and seven assists in the Pro League, including play-offs. His involvement in De Buffalo’s attack led to returns of 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions, as well.
The Ukraine international is now determined to use his involvement in Euro 2020 to maintain the interest in his services. Sevilla, Bologna and Bayer Leverkusen are already among those rivalling West Ham for the 25-cap striker.
Gent are not traditionally against selling their prized assets and parted with Jonathan David last year. But the Ghelamco Arena side will likely demand similar to the £24million they received from Lille to part with Yaremchuk.
Yaremchuk could prove interesting for West Ham
Yaremchuk has started his Euro 2020 campaign strongly to prove why he could be an interesting signing for West Ham. The Gent star headed home Ukraine’s equaliser in their 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday after assisting Andriy Yarmolenko.
Yaremchuk has now scored in three of his last four international appearances and netted four times in the qualifiers. His longest goal drought in the Jupiler Pro League last season also lasted just five games after a slow start.
If he can now maintain his output at Euro 2020, the 6 ft 3 centre-forward could see his name rise on Moyes’ shortlist and seal a move to West Ham.
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