West Ham interested in Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham
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West Ham want Abraham
Ever since the departure of Sebastian Haller to Ajax in January, the lack of a replacement has hung over West Ham’s end to the season.
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Michail Antonio’s strong form has been excellent however the knowledge that being just one injury away from disaster has threatened to curtail their top 4 hopes.
The striker, who has now declared allegiance to Jamaica ahead of the 2022 World Cup, has faced significant injury problems throughout the season.
West Ham were linked with a number of moves for players and had bids rejected for Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri. Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah was another player touted with interest from the Hammers.
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This has led to the more recent news that West Ham will target Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham this summer.
Since the arrival of Timo Werner, Abraham has been used less and less. He has been further omitted under new coach Thomas Tuchel in comparison to his time with Frank Lampard.
Abraham, now an England international, would represent a savvy piece of business but information of a specific fee is yet to surface.
No January regret for Moyes
Ahead of West Ham’s game with Leicester City, Moyes confirmed that the worst fears were indeed occurring with Antonio set to miss the match.
“We obviously have a couple of injuries and I don’t think Mick [Antonio] is going to be able to make this game, but I think apart from that we are not too bad,” he said.
West Ham United’s English midfielder Michail Antonio (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at The London Stadium, in east London on January 19, 2021. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
He was asked whether not signing a striker in January will be something he regrets should they fail to make top 4 but Moyes was resolute and referenced the success of Jesse Lingard instead.
“No,” Moyes added. “I chose to bring in Jesse Lingard instead.”
It is arguable that Moyes could have still brought in a forward considering the aforementioned bids for En-Nesyri in addition to a 6-month loan deal. However, the impact of Lingard has been undeniably excellent for the Scot coach’s side.