West Ham United in transfer tussle to sign Eddie Nketiah

West Ham United are interested in £40 million-rated Arsenal homegrown star Eddie Nketiah, who could leave the Emirates in January.

According to Football Insider, West Ham United are considering a move for Eddie Nhetiah, as Arsenal are ready to sell the £40 million-rated homegrown star. The Gunners could part ways with the striker if they can get decent funds and target a replacement.

Eddie Nketiah’s future at Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly content with Eddie Nketiah’s contribution, but speculation about his immediate future has been rife in the last few weeks. The Gunners are allegedly tipped to sign a top striker who can lead them to Premier League glory.

The available options could cost a hefty fee in the January window, as there are links to Ivan Toney, among others. Brentford are not about to sell the forward on the cheap and will push Arsenal back by a considerable sum.

Hence, the future of Nketiah has come under the scanner, with some reports suggesting Arsenal could sell the striker for the right price. The £40 million-rated Arsenal homegrown star has played second fiddle since Gabriel Jesus’ return from injury but remains the club’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League with five goals.

Arsenal have reportedly placed a £50 million price tag on Nketiah, which might put off some of the interested clubs from his chase. West Ham have now started contemplating a move ahead of the January window, which could push them back by £40 million or more counting the possible negotiation to reduce the fee.

West Ham are searching for a striker.

Nketiah’s name emerging on West Ham’s shortlist should not be a surprise, considering David Moyes has been searching for a striker since the summer. They still need to replace the departed Gianluca Scamacca and have concerns over Michail Antonio’s fitness following a mildly severe knee injury.

West Ham remains linked with Serhou Guirassy, but there’s a danger of losing the Stuttgart man to one of the other clubs chasing his signature. Hence, signing Nketiah might appeal to Moyes and his need for a new striker.

Nketiah might suit their physical style, as he has already displayed at Arsenal. Whether Arteta prefers to sell him remains the question, but it’s a subject the club might ponder on. Crystal Palace are also keen, with the current sides chasing him all from London.

A decision from the Gunners and Nketiah must be made correctly and with a clear mind, as it can have a reverse effect on Arsenal in their quest to win the Premier League.

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