West Ham have been dealt a setback in their attempts to sign a forward with it being reported that Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is favouring a move to Arsenal.
A number of alternatives have been suggested, including Southampton’s Danny Ings, Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, Slavia Prague’s Abdallah Sima and Blackburn’s Adam Armstong.
However, with Divock Origi having been made available for transfer by Liverpool, some supporters on Twitter think Hammers boss David Moyes should take a gamble on the Belgian:
Under 10m I’d have him but anything more we’d be overpaying imo
— Jack Walsh (@jackw815) August 1, 2021
agree think he’d do really well for us
— #MuteC&H #GSBOUT (@USAWestHamUSA) August 1, 2021
Always liked him
— ??Matt #GSBOUT ⚒ (@kendellcrawley) August 2, 2021
Someone talking sense at last
— james-D (@jamesdavidson40) August 1, 2021
Moyes would give him confidence and a run of games. He could have a similar effect to Lingard and we’ve seen what he did in Europe.
— ` (@whuabz) August 1, 2021
He’s already stopped spurs from winning the cl if he comes to us and smashes it….. pic.twitter.com/iqdGsupTIv
— Jack Dooley (@jackdooley1999) August 1, 2021
He’s disrespected I’d happily take him ??
— Ibby (@1bbyWHU) August 1, 2021
The 26-year-old is a cult hero at Anfield, having scored in a Champions League final, as well as crucial winners against Everton and Barcelona, but he is quite far down the pecking order under manager Jurgen Klopp.
Reports suggest that Origi could be sold for around £15m to £20m, which means he would cost substantially less than Abraham. Whether he possesses the ability of the Chelsea striker, though, it is up for debate.