West Ham and David Moyes have been monitoring Ollie Watkins and are among the favorites to sign him this summer.
Currently 7th in the Premier League, David Moyes is looking to bolster his squad in the summer.
Stunning 3-0 against the french club have got them into their first major semi-final in 46 years.
West Ham has witnessed monumental transformation under David Moyes.
When Moyes took charge, the team was battling relegation and now London Stadium is hosting European nights.
Summer Target of David Moyes
For hammers, the position of center forward is the most essential one.
With the failed transition of Jesse Lingard, Michail Antonio remains the only option for the hammers.
To add more firepower, David Moyes has been monitoring the former Brentford star, Ollie Watkins.
The English international completed his £28 million move to Villa park in 2020.
Watkins has everything that David Moyes looks for in a striker and is tailor-made for his setup at West Ham.
Watkins went on to net 49 goals in 143 games out of which 26 of them came in his very first season.
His performance has not certainly been the best but not worse either.
Steven Gerrard has no plans to let Watkins leave as he considers him an integral part of his rebuilding.
Stiff resistance from Villa Park won’t stop the hammers from trying to close this deal.
A transfer fee as high as £50 million could be demanded by the Villa boss but is yet to be confirmed.
West Ham is no more a relegation battling club as they do share space among the imminent powers of the Premier league.
To maintain their standards the owners need to splash the cash but will it be worth it to splash it on just one player?
Watkins is a regular starter for Aston Villa and a perfect fit for Gerrard in his formation.
Although Watkins seems comfortable at Villa Park but a new adventure awaits him awaits at the London stadium.
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