According to Turkish outlet Sabah, West Ham are keen on recruiting AS Monaco forward Henry Onyekuru before the end of the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Monaco this season, having played only four times in Ligue 1. It would be fit to say that the move hasn’t been a good fit for the player or club.
The Hammers desperately need to sign a new striker this month after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax. As things stand, Michail Antonio is their only option to lead the line.
Whilst Antonio has proven to be reliable whenever called upon, his injury record is concerning, meaning that David Moyes cannot realistically expect him to play every game.
Onyekuru was previously on the books at Everton but did not manage to register a single appearance for the Toffees due to work permit issues.
The striker’s versatility is one of his main strengths, as he can operate on either wing as well as through the middle as a number nine.
A move to the Premier League could be tempting for Onyekuru at this stage of his career. Though his time with Monaco has not worked out as expected, West Ham could land him on a loan deal.