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 £33m Gamble for La Liga Star?

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West Ham United manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly ready to take a gamble on young Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion, with a hefty £33 million bid submitted.

Lopetegui, known for his attacking philosophy, has prioritised bolstering his forward line this summer. Omorodion, a 20-year-old Spanish U21 international, has emerged as a key target for the Hammers.

Omorodion impressed on loan at La Liga outfit Deportivo Alaves last season, earning plaudits for his pace, intelligent runs, and clinical finishing. Labelled “Spain’s next top striker” by football analysis website Breaking the Lines, he possesses all the attributes of a modern centre-forward. Standing at a commanding 6ft 4in, he also boasts the physical presence desired in the Premier League.

Despite his obvious talent, concerns surround the hefty price tag. Omorodion’s lack of experience at the highest level raises questions about justifying such a significant investment. With Lopetegui potentially working with a limited transfer budget, some argue the funds could be better allocated elsewhere.

West Ham’s pursuit of Omorodion is a calculated gamble. While the potential for a future star is there, careful consideration is needed before committing to such a high-stakes move. Lopetegui will face scrutiny over whether this expensive gamble delivers the attacking firepower the Hammers crave.

At £33million ,I think we would be better off looking elsewhere.

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  • David says:

    Every player is a risk but worth taking him especially if they take Aguard for same money

  • B says:

    Samu Omorodion value according to
    https://www.footballtransfers.com/en/players/samuel-omorodion-aghehowa
    Euro: 10.3mil.

    Might this have any connection to Athletico Madrid’s pursuit of Nayef Aguerd?

  • Mrs Steidten!!! says:

    FFS can this website at least be consistent! Only a few weeks ago this site was berating Moyes for not accepting the role of Steidten….a few days ago this site was berating Sullivan for interfering in transfers…..now Steidten has started doing the job he is paid for this website is questioning his sanity!! Make your mind up guys…….are you going to support Steidten or come out against his appointment? We will never be able to achieve our potential unless there is a clear organisational structure and we allow people to do their allocated jobs within that structure. In Steidten I trust!!!

  • Billy says:

    I fault Steidten was the man in the transfer hot seat these days? In the past Moyes took the blame for bad signings and Steidten got the credit for good ones. Now Lopetegui is just a head coach surely it’s Steidten who has to take responsibility for bad signing’s?

  • Ian says:

    who sais Steidten. isn’t accepting responsibility for his decisions ?
    what bad signings has Steidten supposed to have made ?
    don’t you think that you are being unfair ?

  • Ian says:

    What is more important is ( according to Claretandhugh) offers are being tabled at 30 million
    plus. , how many players do they hope to get for their so called budget of 100 million then ,
    or am l missing. something , can Claretandhugh throw some light on this please.

  • Jeeps says:

    Size isn’t everything, Scamacca was 6ft 4ins and . . . ?

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