West Ham United are eyeing up a move for Blackburn Rovers and Chile star Ben Brereton Diaz.
What’s the word?
That is according to a report from Ryan Taylor of The Express, who claims that the board are admirers of the Staffordshire-born star.
In his ‘Taylor’s Transfer’s’ column, Taylor wrote: “Ben Brereton Diaz is another name that is admired by the West Ham board but the Hammers are yet to make their move for the 23-year-old Chile international”
Moyes will adore him
Having just come off the back of a stellar season that saw him net a whopping 22 goals in 37 Championship games, the 23-year-old has brought that form into the new season having notched three attacking returns in the form of two goals and one assist from his first four games of the campaign.
Despite securing the signings of Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwell Cornet, Moyes could still do with another attack-minded signing who could offer both depth and versatility across the front-line.
Scorer of 44-goals across his career, Brereton Diaz is an asset who can offer this to the West Ham boss, having played 12 of his 37 Championship games last season as a left-winger with performances that saw him reap eight goals and four assists.
New Blackburn boss Jon Dahl Tomasson clearly feels Brereton Diaz’s best position is out on the left, having played him there in all four games this season.
In Moyes’ 4-2-3-1 system, there could also be a chance for the Chilean to act as a second-striker, so there is options for both parties.
We at Forever West Ham rate this move and could see Brereton-Diaz doing damage as an inverted left winger for the Hammers, in a move that would surely see the “goal machine”, as dubbed by BBC Sport, adored by Moyes.
Our verdict? Get it done!