West Ham United have informed David Moyes that Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is too expensive.
This is acc football transfers.
The outlet claims Moyes is only eyeing Folarin Balogun at the moment but has been informed by West Ham that his asking price is too high.
A report from Sky Sports Last month Arsenal claimed the 22-year-old’s worth at £50million.
This comes after his impressive loan spell at Reims, where he has scored and been 21 goals in 37 Ligue 1 appearances described as “incredible”. by manager Will Still.
West Ham are on the hunt for a new striker after Gianluca Scamacca was sold to Atalanta. The Italian left the Hammers after just one season at the London Stadium.
West Ham’s position is understandable
While Moyes is desperate for West Ham to sign Balogun before the September transfer window closes, you can understand why the east London club are reluctant to spend the money on the USA international.
Last season was his first really brilliant season in senior football. For Arsenal to now value him at £50m and then West Ham to go and pay it seems a bit crazy.
You can argue you’re buying potential here, but the Hammers aren’t Chelsea or Manchester City capable of washing away expensive mistakes and replacing them quickly.
After what he showed last season there is a very good chance Balogun will now come on and deliver for West Ham. But at £50m it seems like too big a gamble.
If they can bring him in for a lower fee or possibly on loan, the Arsenal man is definitely an option worth considering as Moyes looks to land another No9. But if not, it might be wise for the Scot to turn elsewhere.
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