West Ham eye swoop for £2m-rated PL midfielder out of contract in summer - Report
West Ham are targeting Burnley FC’s Scott Arfield as they look to add to their midfield options, according to a report.
The Independent report that David Moyes is big fan of the Scottish international, and even tried to sign him when he was manager of Sunderland.
Arfield only has six months left on his current Burnley contract, and although it is reported that the Claret’s have offered him an extension, West Ham want to make him a better offer.
The Independent claim that no official communications have been opened between the two clubs, but the Hammers are willing to pay close to £2million for the 29-year-old.
Arfiled joined Burnley from Huddersfield Town and has enjoyed relative success in his three year stint at Turf Moor.
Football Insider verdict:
Scott Arfield has been on David Moyes’ wish list for a long time, and the dynamic midfielder would add a creative presence to the West Ham midfield. West Ham, who are not yet completely safe from a relegation battle, need all the attacking threat they can muster, as they looked lacklustre against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round. Arfield would bring an aggresive attacking mentality to the Hammers midfield – should he decide to move to the Olympic Stadium.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have held positive talks over the potential transfer of this £12million rated midfielder.