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West Ham United Interested To Sign The Canadian Striker: Right Choice For Moyes?

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LILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 14: Jonathan David of Lille celebrates scoring a goal which is later disallowed by VAR during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Lille OSC and VfL Wolfsburg at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on September 14, 2021 in Lille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) and Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

According to a recent report by the Fichajes, West Ham United are interested in signing Canadian striker Jonathan David from Lille. The Hammers have already started negotiations to secure a January move for the Canadian forward, valued at 50 million by the Ligue 1 champions. It is believed that David Moyes is the driving force behind the pursuit of the strikers as the Hammers look to strengthen their squad. Considering Antonio being their only striker, an interest to bring a striker in is hardly surprising as West Ham are competing on all fronts in both England and Europe.

Jonathan David A Key Player At Lille

Jonathan David joined Lille from Gent in August 2020 and has been a key player for them since then. The 21-year-old played a key role in Lille’s shock league win last season. The striker scored 13 goals and assisted twice in his debut season in Ligue 1 playing a leading role in Lille’s league win. The striker has continued his form from last season into this season as he has already scored 11 goals in 18 appearances for the French club. He has continued to grow from strength to strength.

The Canadian striker has also performed heavily for his national team helping Canada qualify for the World Cup in 2022 as they currently sit at top of their qualification table. His performances have caught the eye of many European clubs and especially West Ham who are looking to bring him in January after the departure of Sebastian Haller earlier this year.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – SEPTEMBER 29: Jonathan David of Lille OSC is tackled by Maximilian Woeber of FC Red Bull Salzburg during the UEFA Champions League group G match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Lille OSC at Stadion Salzburg on September 29, 2021 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) and Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Right Choice For Moyes?

David Moyes has very limited options at his disposal when it comes to strikers at his club. The departure of Sebastian Haller earlier this January has left a void in the striking options as Michail Antonio is the only one left at the club. This is also the reason that Antonio has to carry a huge responsibility on his shoulders to score in every game he starts as the Hammers look to compete for the top four spot in the Premier League and also go as far as possible in the Europa League.

Jonathan David has shown his striking abilities at Lille in the past two seasons and is a brilliant finisher having an excellent eye for goal. He is also very good with his feet and can pick a pass whenever required. It is believed that David Moyes wants to pair the Canadian with the Jamaican forward in order to form a deadly duo upfront for the Hammers. With Lille asking around 50 million for the striker, it remains to be seen if West Ham are able to get the deal done by this January.