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Moyes speaks on Abraham fee

David Moyes has spoken out about the potential of the Hammers signing Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer.

The Irons have been linked with a swoop for the striker but he may well be an expensive acquisition if he is to end up in east London. 

A report from The Daily Telegraph claims that the Blues striker will cost £40m this summer, with Leicester also interested in a deal.

Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 outings for Chelsea but Moyes has now spoken out on the prospect of paying such a hefty fee for the 23-year-old, and the result isn’t good!

Quoted by Metro, the gaffer said: “It would rule us out completely.

“We will be ruled out. So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out.

“We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.

“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”

Abraham has been in and out of the Chelsea team this season and has actually only made 12 league starts, playing a mere 17 minutes in the two most recent games, against the Irons and Fulham.

It remains to be seen if the Hammers will decide to make a bid but we know that a striker is well and truly on the agenda this summer…

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “Moyes speaks on Abraham fee

  1. We should never be buying 40m players. Simply not smart business to do so. Buy low, get them coached well and worth more than the original price and then sell

    Do that 5 times and we’re on a good footing. Leicester did exactly that. They’ve raked in 200m doing jus that. No wonder their training ground looks so good.

  2. Master absolutely right. Our previous £40m gambles of Anderson and Haller prove the point!

  3. Go for Hlozek, Sima and Toney that will provide us hard working quality forwards. Antonio will always be in and out. If Ings is available he is another but probably 30+ million… Would love to see Ward-Prowse join us too, as a Noble replacement.

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