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Report: Moyes striker target

According to a report from 90 Min, the Hammers have targeted Hatayspor hitman Aaron Boupendza as a potential target .

The Gabonese striker plays for Turkish outfit Hatayspor but this tends to feel like one of those  pieces of gossip on a slow day and we have learned to take Turkish transfer suggestions less than seriously.

The Irons are definitely in the market for a hitman but the number one striker remains Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong.

According to the new report, however, the Irons are watching Boupendza  although with the manager’s record of reaching into the Championship f Armstrong looks a far more likely target.

He is determined to bring in a front man as well as Jesse Lingard and will be hoping for an improvement of his last purchase up front.

That of course was Jordam Hugill who – having gained a move to tearaway Championship leaders Norwich City – has managed only four goals from 25 games as the Canaries have knocked up 53  to go 10 points clear at the top.

Boupendza meanwhile has scored 18 goals in 26 games in the Super Lig.



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5 comments on “Report: Moyes striker target

  1. I think Armstrong has scored 2 in his last ten games …personally I don’t rate him and think we could do alot better ..maybe the cheapest option is the reason..let’s hope I’m proved wrong but 2 in his last 10 in the championship isn’t that prolific imo

  2. Tad harsh on Jordan Hugill don’t you think, Josh?
    If Jordan was in our team now, he might be the sensation we crave. First time around, our play was geared up to the big man up front doing everything. As with Haller, Chicorito and the other failures – we now know that system doesn’t work. Mo Salah or Jamie Vardy. Both rubbish as 9s as the big man in contrived, deliberate football. But play to their strengths, as we now do with Antonio, Bowen and company, and they can look brilliant.
    Jordan is doing well and never had a chance with us. Let’s hope that Troy Deeney gets the opportunity to pull on one of our shirts. He won’t cost the earth either.

    • Sorry Taff you are one of the posters who usually make a lot of sense BUT Troy Deeney……Really?

      • Yes Hammer-Rite. If fit, then Troy is an immediate option for our present squad and style. Or someone very similar – can’t think of one at the moment. Agree that this is not a future ambition suggestion. But to have a future we need to have a today. Antonio is magnificent. If he needs game management to be available as often as possible, I would suggest that Troy would be a good substitute for Michail and may even work together at times.
        Buying a new Haller or Carroll will cause us problems again. Excellent players for a certain style of play but I think that we don’t play that way and, making the most of what we have, we seem successful (relatively) without the focal point of a ‘traditional’ predictable, slow it down, centre forward.
        In context, don’t think that hitman Aaron Boupendza or Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong will be on our must have shopping list. That is, unless we can turn either of them into an Antonio clone.
        Thanks for the usual sense bit. Hope this explains my thoughts this time!

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