West Ham is taking an odd step to give a striker who once lit up the Premier League one more chance to shine, according to a report.
West Ham secured their second-best result in the Premier League (sixth place) in a truly memorable season for David Moyes’ men. The Hammers fought for a top four position. Ultimately, they had to be content with a place in the Europa League. Still, any return of European football represented significant progress for the club.
What made her accomplishments all the more notable was the lack of traditional options in 9th place.
Sébastien Haller moved to Ajax in the middle of the season, leaving makeshift striker Mikhail Antonio to bear the burden.
Antonio’s move to the center-forward was remarkable, but gnawing hamstring injuries are a constant concern.
With at least six additional games in Europe, West Ham urgently needs reinforcements.
Chelsea’s forgotten man Tammy Abraham was stubbornly linked. Although Villa boss Dean Smith’s big doubts could make West Ham think.
Now a second, riskier option has been touted. HITC (citing Estadio Deportivo) shows the club’s interest in signing Alexis Sanchez.
The 32-year-old Chilean became one of the toughest attackers in world football during an excellent three and a half years at Arsenal.
A high profile move to Man Utd came about but things turned sour quickly. Both Sanchez and Man Utd were publicly ridiculed as the move brought barely tangible returns. A modest loan exit to Inter followed before the move became final last year.
Sanchez was regularly featured in the Nerazzurri’s recent title-winning campaign, albeit rarely from the start. However, the club’s financial troubles are now publicly known. Because of this, Sanchez has reportedly been asked to find a new club.
West Ham, along with Seville, is considered a potential landing site. To add much-needed credibility to the speculation, a second Daily Mail report is cited as reporting Moyes’ Sanchez interest in 2020.
Sanchez is currently raking in around £ 6 million a year (£ 115,000 a week). Aside from willingness to accept a pay cut, this is likely to prove a stumbling block should West Ham act in their best interests.
Mount takes off Rice cheekily
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Mason Mount has protested nicely at his English teammate Declan Rice by denying him a place on his FIFA Ultimate Team.
The duo are good friends and will be Line up for England at this year’s European Championship. They were both on the Chelsea youth team before Rice defected to West Ham United. And the banter flies around in front of the summer showpiece.
“Dez wouldn’t be on my FIFA Ultimate Team. He would understand, ”he said. “There are some icons in it and I have a feeling that his card doesn’t fit my team at the moment. He would sit on the bench or maybe the reserve. “
And he went on to joke that maybe Rice would do his Call of Duty crew.
“My squad for the next English team’s combat tournament? Mingsy in there, Tyrone Mings, he’s a gamer, ”he added. “And I would have Dec with me because he was in and around him, competed in tournaments and played great players in a tournament. I feel like he knows how to get on. “
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