Report: Hammers linked with striker loan move


West Ham have asked Lyon about a possible loan signing of Bertrand Traore according to Team Talk

The 23-year-old former Chelsea youngster has been in great form for Lyon scoring 29 goals and creating 12 assists for the Ligue 1 side in all competitions in his two seasons with Lyon. The report adds that Lyon appears unlikely to sanction a loan move and that sources close to Lyon believe that both Spurs and Arsenal are considering a move for Traore.

Traoré endured a mixed 2018-19 season in which he scored 11 goals and assisting three in 45 appearances.

But Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is thought to want at least  €40m (£35.8m) for his striker.

Not only are Lyon unlikely to sanction a loan but it is also doubtful whether would be keen to play second fiddle to Seb Haller possibly on the bench for a lot of the time.

The youngster is said to want regular first-team football and that could be a hard promise to make at West Ham this coming season.

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  • paul Smith says:

    traore plays as a left footed right winger so would be competition for yarmalenko. this would be a fantastic signing.

  • johnham1 says:

    This is exactly the signing we need, he is comfortable playing up top or on the right, he is left footed, has great pace and technique. If we sign this guy he won’t be sitting on the bench as he will start on the right with Fornals dropping to 8 as Rice’s partner. I also like Barbosa, and either of these could really be the icing on the cake from an offensive perspective. I also have big concerns over Yarmo so this type of transfer makes complete sense. It could also allow us to move Hernandez on. I really like the thinking here with this link. Dale do you agree ?

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