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West Ham Eye Summer Move for Former Arsenal Forward

West Ham eye summer move as transfer search hots up

Our seemingly never ending hunt for a striker could lead us back to a familiar league – the Premier League. According to ESPN, Icelandic forward Albert Gudmundsson, who spent his youth career at Arsenal, is a target for the Hammers this summer.

Gudmundsson, currently playing for Genoa in Serie A, seems destined for a summer transfer.  Several Premier League clubs, including West Ham and Tottenham, are reportedly interested in acquiring him.  His asking price is estimated to be between £15 million and £20 million.

West Ham eye summer transfer move for Icelandic forward Albert Gudmundsson, who spent his youth career at Arsenal

West Ham eye summer transfer move for Icelandic forward Albert Gudmundsson

While Gudmundsson has admirers in Italy with Juventus and Inter also showing interest, West Ham might have a slight advantage.  The Hammers’ prior attempt to sign him in January could demonstrate their commitment, and the potential for less competition at the London Stadium might be appealing.

Michail Antonio’s injury struggles and inconsistency have continued to highlight our need for another reliable goalscorer.  Despite being the first-choice striker, Antonio has only managed three goals this season.  David Moyes even prioritised a loan midfielder (the misfiring Kalvin Phillips) in January, underscoring the lack of attacking depth.  The failed experiment with Serie A signing Gianluca Scamacca further emphasises our need for a long-term solution upfront.

 

 

 

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One comment on “West Ham Eye Summer Move for Former Arsenal Forward

  1. Gonzo, I suspect it might be more down to the striker we buy being able to play in Moyes’s preferred system (assuming he stays), rather than the length of service. Haller and Scamacca both needed a supporting forward, and to this day I cannot understand why they were bought. It points to us not doing our research.

    If Moyes does stay, we need a striker or two with the same skillset as Antonio and Arnautovic.

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