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Report: GSB now eyeing West Ham move for “sensational” 84-goal forward as value drops by £18m


As per Calciomercato, there has been an update on West Ham United’s summer transfer plans as news emerges on Sevilla forward Lucas Ocampos.

It is no secret that David Moyes is actively seeking upgrades to his West Ham attack in the summer as the next transfer window seems set to be an interesting one.

The Hammers lodged multiple late January bids in an attempt to help bolster Moyes’ forward line, but moves for the likes of Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) and Darwin Nunez (Benfica) ultimately failed to materialise (Sky Sports).

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, another long-time Moyes target, is also at the centre of West Ham’s interest as the club also weigh attacking midfield options.

Now, as per Calciomercato, it appears that another new forward has come onto GSB’s transfer radar.

According to their information, West Ham, and by extension the club’s owners GSB, are now eyeing a move for Sevilla ace Ocampos alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It is also believed that the Argentina winger ‘may leave Sevilla in the summer’ despite still having another two years on his contract.

The report is unclear as to just how much Ocampos would cost West Ham, but according to Transfermarkt, his value has dropped by £18m since late 2020. Indeed, once estimated at around £45m, that number has since plummeted to £27m as GSB and co enter the picture for him.

Scoring a career total of 84 goals, the 27-year-old has racked up eight goals and four assists in all competitions so far this season, potentially meaning Sevilla’s asking price could make or break GSB’s decision to lodge a formal offer.

Ocampos has displayed real ability in recent years, with Spanish reporter and Breaking The Lines analyst Javier Parra Peña lauding him as a ‘more complete attacker’ and praising his ‘sensational’ impact at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (Twitter).

Whether or not the South American could repeat this form under Moyes at West Ham remains to be seen, but as he becomes linked with a Sevilla exit, it’s interesting to see the Irons come into contention.