David Moyes ruled out the signing of Chelsea Academy product Tammy Abraham. He believes West Ham cannot afford to buy Abraham unless Chelsea drop their asking price. The Blues are asking in the price range of £40 million which Moyes claims to be their entire transfer budget.
West Ham have been in the market for a striker since January. Sebastian Haller was sold to Ajax, leaving them down to Michail Antonio as their only senior out-and-out centre-forward option.
The 23 year-old striker has scored six goals this season in 22 appearances for his club. He is leveled with Timo Werner as the club’s top scorer despite playing less games.
Moyes on Abraham’s asking price
“It would rule us out completely,” he said.
“We will be ruled out. So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out. We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price no.”
“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”
The Blues heavily invested in the market last window and Tammy Abraham has been replaced by german duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Reports came after he was dropped out of the squad that he will be on the move to another club for some more game time. He is looking to secure a place in the England Squad for the Euros and the the World cup which is set to take place at Qatar.
Chelsea’s struggles in front of the goal has not helped Abraham with the West Londoners again looking to dip into the market. Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland seemed to be on the top of their list. Though they will face competition for them by other suitors.