West Ham fans can expect the club to announce a forward signing “very soon”.
That is the view of former England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possible arrival of Watford’s Ismaila Sarr or Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri this month.
The Irons confirmed the departure of Sebastien Haller to Ajax on 8 January and have since been identifying potential replacements.
The Athletic‘s David Ornstein revealed today that the Hammers are in talks with Sevilla over a permanent deal for forward Youssef En-Nesyri.
The Morocco international has scored 12 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions for the Spanish side this season.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on West Ham’s current striker situation, Robinson said:
“I’m still very surprised that Haller has gone for half of what the club paid for him but I am not surprised that he has left. It does not make any business sense.
“But the system that David Moyes wants to play and how he wants to play, Haller did not fit into that. The club have accepted that and cut their losses. In a way, they have backed the manager by selling a player. They have sold him on the basis that he does not fit David Moyes’ system.
“It would be great business if they can get Sarr in to replace him. They will want somebody in before the transfer deadline so we can expect to hear West Ham announce some business very soon.”
David Moyes’s side have also been linked with a move for versatile Watford forward Ismaila Sarr this month in a potential £30million deal.
The Senegal international’s 19 Championship appearances this season have yielded four goals and five assists.