West Ham transfer news: Hammers hold Terem Moffi talks, but they want his price to fall
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West Ham transfer news: Hammers hold Terem Moffi talks, but they want his price to fall

West Ham United are in a perilous situation right now in the Premier League, sitting just outside the relegation zone.

David Moyes’ side invested heavily in the summer, but the squad simply hasn’t clicked this season.

A report from journalist Ryan Taylor on his YouTube channel has provided an update on a potential January target.

Moyes won’t want to disrupt his squad too much this month, after a fair enough of turnover in the summer.

The likes of Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd haven’t hit the ground running like he would have wanted.

Aguerd especially was a big signing, but has struggled with his fitness, although he did show what he was capable of in Qatar.

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The Hammers are currently averaging less than a goal a game in the Premier League this season.

Michail Antonio has now been linked with a move away from the London Stadium, with Wolves reportedly interested.

Taylor has now said that West Ham have held talks with Lorient over forward Terem Moffi.

The 23-year-old forward has been on fire in Ligue 1 this season, and already has 11 goals.

He could be the solution to the Hammers problems in front of goal this season.

West Ham told Moffi talks

Speaking about West Ham’s potential January business, Taylor said: “It’s now my understanding that there’s genuine interest [in Moffi].

“I believe that West Ham have held negotiations to sign the player now.

“At the same time, there’s a little bit of a difference between the price that Lorient want, and what West Ham are prepared to pay.

“He’s scored some absolute belters in Ligue 1 this season, not least he had a great game against PSG where he bullied the defence and gave them some big problems.

“Lorient are really willing to do business, but they’re looking for around £20-25m to sell Terem Moffi.

“At the moment, the figures that Premier League clubs are willing to pay is around the £15m mark.”

LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2022/11/17: Terem Moffi of Nigeria seen in action during the friendly football match between Portugal and Nigeria, at the Jose Alvalade stadium ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (Final score: Portugal 4 – 0 Nigeria). (Photo by Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Having already signed Scamacca for a decent fee in the summer, West Ham won’t want to spend too much in January.

If Antonio doesn’t leave, Moyes would have to try and rotate between three senior strikers if Moffi did arrive.

The young forward is clearly talented, but may not be the solution to West Ham’s problems.

Moyes’ side could face competition from Everton for the 23-year-old’s signature.

Even though West Ham have held talks regarding Moffi, his price tag could put them off making an official bid.

However, if the Hammers suffer another couple of defeats this month, they may end up making a panicked bid for the Nigerian international at the end of the window.

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