West Ham target Scott Arfield has emerged on the radar of MLS clubs Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the two Canadian clubs are in the hunt sign Burnley winger Arfield, 29, as he is available for a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract expires at Turf Moor.
It is understood that it would be a major coup for Vancouver and Montreal to snap up Arfield as one of their designated players as the Scotland-born attacker is an 11-times Canada international.
The report says that West Ham manager David Moyes is very keen on signing Arfield and is now facing stiff competition to land the left-winger in the summer on a free.
Montreal Impact are owned by Joey Saputo, whose family’s net worth is $10.41billion and own the Saputo Stadium in which the Canada-based MLS franchise play.
Football Insider verdict
West Ham really do not need to sign Arfield. At Burnley, the 29-year-old has only started 15 Premier League matches this season and the Hammers surely must have their sights on more prestigious signings than him. Arfield is decent but not someone who can improve on what Moyes already has or what the Hammers are able to buy in the summer. Dave Sullivan and David Gold have had a lot of criticism off fans but surely they will not hold back funds to the point where Moyes is scraping the barrel with free transfers in the summer.
In other West Ham news, fans have besieged the board for their decision on this £65,000-a-week player.