Premier League

West Ham eyeing summer move for attacking ace at La Liga giants

Image for West Ham eyeing summer move for attacking ace at La Liga giants

West Ham are reportedly interested in completing the signing of Atletico Madrid youngster Samu Omorodion in the summer transfer window.

The Hammers are preparing for life under Julen Lopetegui, with the Spaniard confirmed as David Moyes’ successor at the London Stadium this summer.

It felt as though it was time for a change in the dugout, even though the Scot’s impact will always be appreciated by much of the fanbase, and an exciting new era beckons.

In order for Lopetegui to have as much success as possible, it is crucial that West Ham’s owners allow him to bring in the right players who can suit his approach.

A new attacker could be ideal, providing more depth in that area of the pitch, and it looks as though the Hammers are planning on sealing an eye-catching piece of business.

According to Caught Offside, West Ham are keen on snapping up Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion this summer, but face competition from rivals Chelsea for his signature:

“Chelsea and West Ham United are among the clubs set to explore a potential transfer deal for Atletico Madrid forward Samu Omorodion this summer. Sources with a close understanding of the player’s future have informed CaughtOffside that a number of clubs in the Premier League and elsewhere have made checks on Omorodion, who could be available for the right price.

“That price is believed to be in the region of €60million, with Atletico keen to keep hold of the talented 20-year-old after his impressive loan spell at Deportivo Alaves in the 2023/24 campaign.”

As the update mentions, Omorodion has done well on loan at Deportivo Alaves this season, scoring eight goals in 21 La Liga appearances, also winning an average of 1.9 aerial duels per game.

Given his tender years, it is unlikely that Lopetegui would see the Spaniard as a regular starter straight away, but he could be viewed as an important part of the squad who can morph into a key man over time.

Omorodion has scored twice in seven caps for Spain’s Under-21s, as well as once in five games for the Under-19s, so he is a young player with plenty of pedigree.

Share this article