West Ham talks confirmed for Prague ace, but insane price is a stumbling block
Slavia Prague have confirmed that West Ham has opened talks to sign wanted striker Abdallah Sima, but his price could be a major issue.
Sima, 19, is currently in his first season with the Czech Republic team and has turned heads with his demonstrations. The talented youngster has made 16 starts in 20 appearances, scoring 11 goals and assisting five. It’s a record that has prompted a number of clubs to sit down and take note.
In addition to hammers, Leeds United and Manchester United were credited with an interest in the Senegalese international. But it looks like it won’t be cheap.
Nicknamed the “ new Thierry Henry ”, Sima would be valued at around £ 50million, according to The evening standard. The Reds and Whites have reportedly already rejected a £ 25million offer from an anonymous club.
Whether they get the asking price remains to be seen, but it would appear to be out of the Hammers’ price range. Perhaps this is the reason why they entered negotiations at an early stage.
And Prague manager Jindrich Trpisovsky revealed to the club’s official Twitter account about West Ham’s. investigation.
“There is interest in Abdallah Sima,” he said. “There is a fixed price he could go to. We are currently focusing on him to play the rest of the season with us.
“We discussed this with the boys at West Ham, where they put him very high on the list of possible reinforcements.
Sima one of Moyes’ many options
David Moyes has made no secret of his desire to recruit a new striker this summer. A number of names have been mentioned and it looks like the summer is busy for the Scots.
Jesse Lingard’s arrival on loan helped the East End group’s first four challenges. But they hesitated to death and now have to fight for a place in the Europa League.
It has always been a great campaign for the capital club and they will want to build on that in 2021-2022. Sima looks from an exciting prospect despite not being a great striker.
However, the African clearly has a sense of purpose and would give the manager options. Other interested clubs include Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, but reports suggest he favors a move to England.
It gives West Ham hope, but they’ll have to work on his price, otherwise it looks like a non-runner.
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