West Ham reportedly one of four Premier League clubs chasing Adrian Embarba
West Ham are reportedly one of four Premier League clubs that are interested in Espanyol attacker Adrian Embarba.
According to AS, the Hammers, as well as Wolves, and newly-promoted Norwich City and Watford, are keeping tabs on Embarba.
A man in the form of his life
The 29-year-old winger has been crucial to Espanyol’s promotion-winning season in the Segunda Division.
Embarba has hit nine goals and registered 14 assists for Espanyol this season. The attacker’s current deal with the Barcelona-based club is due to expire in 2023.
As per the AS report, West Ham are willing to offer a tempting financial package to sign the forward.
An unconventional road to the top
The Segunda Division star began his career at Real Madrid’s famed academy, before leaving to play regular first-team football in Spain for the likes of Rayo Vallecano.Embed from Getty Images
Embarba guided Vallecano to La Liga promotion in the 2017/18 season, and within a year, the attacker was off to Espanyol for £9m, the club’s fourth record-signing according to Transfermarkt.
The former Los Blancos academy player has been in fine form for the second-tier Spanish side, and it’s not just Premier League sides who are interested in Embarba.Embed from Getty Images
As per the report, Levante and Real Betis are also keen on the 29-year-old.
West Ham should be targeting younger players this summer
On the surface, it makes sense why West Ham would target a player like Embarba. The winger is coming off the best season of his career and could be cheap given the league he would be coming from.
Yet at 29-years-old, the Madrid-born attacker is at the peak of his footballing abilities.
And although this might be viewed as a reason why West Ham should sign Embarba, David Moyes’ side should be looking to lower the age of the squad this summer rather than increasing it.
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