West Ham United have identified Nigeria international, Terem Moffi, as a priority target in the January transfer window after they were turned down by 25-year-old Sevilla striker, Youssef En-Nesyri.
En-Nesyri has decided to help struggling Sevilla who are currently 17th in the La Liga avoid relegation at the end of the season, a situation that has made the Hammers turn their attention to the 23-year-old Nigerian hotshot.
Moffi has been in superb form for French side Lorient this season, scoring 11 goals in 17 appearances to help his side sit comfortably on the sixth position. However, the reverse is the case for West Ham who are at the moment 17th in the English Premier League.
Lorient are willing to let their star player leave the club in January but have valued the striker at £30m. The club recently rejected an £18m bid from Southampton but according to reports, they may be willing to settle for a £25m windfall.
Spanish sides, Villarreal and Real Sociedad have also thrown their hats in the race for the striker. He has scored 34 goals in 89 appearances for the Ligue 1 side since joining in 2020.
According to British newspaper, The Sun, the Hammers have entered into early stage discussions with the club. Hammers.news wrote, “Terem Moffi is someone who has been on our radar for around a week now. In fact, it has been claimed that we’ve already held talks with Lorient about potentially signing the £22m man.”