West Ham United are eyeing Moussa Diaby to upgrade their offensive line ahead of next season, although the Frenchman will cost a huge fee in the summer.
According to Calciomercato, West Ham United have set their sights on a summer move for Moussa Diaby, with the French sensation attracting plenty of interest. The Bayer Leverkusen star could cost a lot of money as the battle for the winger picks up momentum.
West Ham United have made massive improvements under David Moyes throughout the last two seasons. The London side have gone from fighting for relevance to regularly pushing for European football.
However, Moyes has failed to reinforce the squad adequately over the last two transfer windows, and those decisions may cost them a top-six finish. The club are not looking to repeat those errors as they continue their planning for the next season, with targets being identified for the summer window.
One of them is Moussa Diaby, as Moyes looks to upgrade his offensive ranks ahead of next season. They have a few more names for the wide attacking role, although the Frenchman’s prolific form may prompt them to pursue him ardently.
Diaby has managed to score 16 goals and provide 12 assists across all competitions. Those numbers put him among some of the elite attackers in world football, which has naturally attracted the attention of big Premier League sides. There’s also continental interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, with West Ham United also now joining the heavyweights in pursuit of Diaby.
The quality of the player is so high that even Liverpool were considering Diaby to replace Mohamed Salah if the Egyptian ends up leaving in the summer. For now, the Hammers remain on the hunt for the winger, with the London side reportedly optimistic about their chances.
The Hammers can offer regular football in London, something Diaby could find difficult to come by immediately at those big clubs. West Ham could improve their chances of signing the winger by qualifying for Europe, preferably the Champions League by winning the Europa League.
In any case, Diaby will have plenty of time to assess his options in the summer, as a move away remains a possibility. Leverkusen are known to cash in on its players if the right offer comes in. The Bundesliga side could demand over £50 million, which could be a tricky yet realistic operation for the Londoners.