West Ham has become the latest team to join the race to sign Zambia national team striker Patson Daka.
The Mirror reports that the Hammers have been offered the chance to sign the £25million-rated RB Salzburg striker as a replacement for Frenchman Sebastien Haller who was allowed to join Ajax for £20.25million on Friday and now David Moyes is now looking at alternative options.
With Haller out of the picture Moyes is now looking at a plan to play without a striker but seems not to fancy that route hence Daka the decision to try and pursued Salzburg to sell their most prized possession.
“Unless you do what Manchester City does, play without a No.9 and you play even better than you’ve ever played before,” Moyes said in an interview.
“You get in a situation, you play with a false nine and you can do that.
“The Seb Haller situation was simply that we got an offer we weren’t expecting, we weren’t planning to lose him in this window.
“It’s a really good move for him to go to Ajax and something that maybe if we didn’t take this offer now, we might not have got at a later stage, so we felt it was the right thing to do.”
Other reports are claiming that West Ham and Salzburg have already opened talks for Daka’s move to the highly-rated English Premier League.
West Ham United, Sebastien Haller’in yerini Salzburg’dan Patson Daka ile doldurmayı istiyor. Salzburg ile görüşmeler başladı.#WestHam #Salzburg
— Ekrem Konur (@Ekremkonur) January 10, 2021
The 2017 CAF young player if the year who has previously been linked with moves to AC Milan, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspurs is also being viewed by Arsenal as a possible replacement for the Gunners French striker Alexander Lacazette who is now in the final 18 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and his future remains unclear
Patson on the other hand is Salzburg’s main striker and has already notched up 15 goals and assisted five times in 17 appearances in all competitions so far this season. Last season Daka scored an impressive 24 in the league alone