West Ham transfer news: West Ham finds new Jesse Lingard; Gabigol transfer could fall through

The Hammers have enjoyed a brilliant season in the Premier League this season and have successfully established themselves as genuine top-four challengers, as Leicester City did between 2015 and 2018.

However, they have had some problems of late which manager David Moyes is looking to solve by reinforcing key positions in the squad in the January transfer window.

Hammers fans are expectant after the arrival of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky who promised the fans that he would support the club to achieve its goals this season, starting with a foray into the transfer market.

Here is the latest transfer news to come out of the London stadium in light of that promise.

Moyes sees new Jesse Lingard in Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli

Forgotten Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli could be getting the opportunity to revive his career with a move to the London Stadium, according to reports.

The midfielder has been identified as a backup option to Jesse Lingard, who Moyes is still keen on working with. However, with Lingard’s decision to see out the rest of his contract at Old Trafford this season making things complicated, Alli could be brought in instead.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke made these claims after The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that Alli will be allowed to leave north London over the winter after struggling for game time under new manager Antonio Conte.

Alli has a contract with Spurs until 2024, and Ornstein claims that the 25-year-old will most likely leave on loan because Spurs will be demanding a sizeable fee from any club that inquires about him at this time.

West Ham have lost Said Benrahma to the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament where he is representing defending champions Algeria, leaving some big attacking boots that need filling as the games come thick and fast in England.

West Ham and Gabriel Barbosa deal unlikely, says journalist

Journalist Paul Brown has come out to say that the Hammers’ pursuit of Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa, also known as Gabigol, is all but impossible for the club to pull off.

The 25-year-old Flamengo striker had an unimpressive first stint in Europe a few years back and after finding his form again in the Brazilian Serie A where he was discovered, has been linked with a move back to Europe in recent weeks.

West Ham has been at the forefront of those links with reports claiming that the Hammers have gone ahead to contact Flamengo about the possibility of signing Gabigol.

The London club, according to Spanish outlet Sport, tabled a six-month loan offer worth €6 million for Gabigol who has scored 84 goals and provided 26 assists in 124 games for Flamengo. Flamengo quickly rejected the offer, stating that they will only listen to offers that involve paying the striker’s release clause of €33 million in full.

Brown claims that West Ham will lose out on Gabigol if they do not shell out the fee that Flamengo is asking for, stating that they have “no hope in hell” of getting the 25-year-old on loan.

West Ham eye Divock Origi as potential striker transfer target

An unnamed ex-West Ham staff, according to reports, has claimed that the club are considering a move for Liverpool clutch-man Divock Origi.

The unnamed staff claimed that Origi is available for a decent fee and West Ham could be tempted to go for the striker this month as they are in desperate need of one.

The unnamed ex-West Ham staff, who broke this news via his Patreon where he goes by the username “ExWHUemployee” also added that club chiefs have always admired the Belgium international while Moyes is not his biggest fan.

This means that the transfer is not likely, but Hammers fans were advised by “ExWHUemployee” to keep their eyes peeled for the possibility of the transfer.






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