David Moyes is ‘determined’ to make Darwin Nunez a West Ham player in the summer transfer window according to reports from Claret and Hughes.
The Hammers reportedly mooted a £37m offer for the Uruguayan in January, but the attacking stock has now nearly doubled with a fee of around £60m now needed to land him away from Benfica.
A host of Premier League sides joined the Irons in Lisbon last night [April 5] as he scored in a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur all eyeing the 22-year-old, according to Daily Express.
West Ham have certainly missed a trick by not signing Benfica’s talisman for what will likely be much, much cheaper in January.
As the Hammers know all too well, the lack of planning ahead of the window made what would be a tough deal even more difficult and now there are teams lining up for Nunez with his skyrocketing price tag.
The attention the goal machine receives is also entirely justified. He has been by far Benfica’s best player this season, with 26 goals in all competitions so far this season for the Portuguese side.
He made the night very difficult for Virgil van Dijk and co last night, causing the Liverpool defense a catalog of problems with their pace, skill and finishing.
Admittedly he was a bit theatrical who will have to stop if he joins the Hammers but he looks like a real future star and I hope Moyes’ determination can help achieve the unlikely goal of signing the striker this summer .
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