West Ham hold concrete interest in Ukraine international striker Roman Yaremchuk.
According to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, the 25-year-old KAA Gent striker is a “concrete target” for West Ham and could be available for €20m (£17.1m).
The striker netted in both of Ukraine’s opening Euro 2020 fixtures against the Netherlands and North Macedonia, alongside current Hammer and Ukraine skipper Andriy Yarmolenko, and will no doubt feature for his country again on Monday night in a hugely important clash against Austria.
Yaremchuk has 61 goals and 18 assists in 152 appearances for KAA Gent since signing from Dynamo Kyiv in 2017, including 10 goals and four assists in 22 games in both the Europa League and Champions League.
The forward netted 23 times last term and has seemingly taken his goalscoring form into the European Championships with Ukraine.
It’s seemingly unclear why KAA Gent are willing to allow their striker, who still has four years to run on his current contract, to leave for such a small fee but if Galetti’s sources are correct then he would provide an interesting option for David Moyes in the transfer market.
Moyes is in desperate need of a striker this summer, potentially even two, as he can’t risk going into to a Europa League campaign with only an injury-prone Michail Antonio leading the line in attack.
Roman #Yaremchuk, #Euro2020 🇺🇦 talent, is a concrete target of #WestHam. The #Hammers want to try to take 1995 class from the #Gent: with an offer of about € 20 mln, the 🇧🇪 club can let him go. #Milan calling? #Calciomercato #Transfers
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) June 20, 2021
We have been linked with a plethora of strikers so far this summer, with Odsonne Edouard potentially being another interesting bargain available to us, but Yaremchuk’s form at the Euros so far will have no doubt caught Moyes’ eye.
In 28 Jupiler Pro League appearances last term, the striker averaged three shots, 1.1 key passes and 1.1 successful aerials-per-game, highlighting his ability both on the ball, in front of goal and in the air – all traits Moyes likes to see in his attacking players.