West Ham are said to be one of four Premier League clubs chasing Adrian Embarba
West Ham are said to be one of four Premier League clubs interested in Espanyol striker Adrian Embarba.
According to AS, the Hammers, along with Wolves, and newly promoted Norwich City and Watford are watching Embarba.
A man in the form of his life
The 29-year-old winger has played a crucial role in Espanyol’s promotional season in the Segunda division.
Embarba has scored nine goals and recorded 14 assists for Espanyol this season. The striker’s current deal with the Barcelona-based club will expire in 2023.
According to the AS report, West Ham is ready to offer a tempting financial package to sign the draft.
An unconventional road to the top
The Segunda division star started his career at the famous Real Madrid academy, before moving to Spain to play regular first-team football for players like Rayo Vallecano.
Embarba guided Vallecano to La Liga promotion in the 2017/18 season, and within a year the forward had gone to Espanyol for £ 9million, the club’s fourth signing of the record. according to Transfermarkt.
The former Los Blancos academy player was in good shape for the second tier Spain side, and it’s not just Premier League sides that are interested in Embarba.
Levante and Real Betis also like the 29-year-old, according to the report.
West Ham set to target young players this summer
On the surface, it makes sense for West Ham to target a player like Embarba. The winger has just had the best season of his career and could be cheap considering the league he would be from.
Yet at 29, the Madrid-born striker is at the peak of his footballing abilities.
And while this can be seen as a reason West Ham should sign Embarba, David Moyes’ side should look to reduce the age of the squad this summer rather than raise it.
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