West Ham United hold talks to sign £13.2 million Everton target

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Everton registered interest in signing FC Lorient striker Terem Moffi. It appears that the Toffees will have to face competition for the Nigerian as more clubs queue for his signature.

Pressure is piling on Frank Lampard as Everton are exactly in the same place as they were a year ago, battling for survival. The Toffees sit 18th in the Premier League table, level on points with West Ham United but below the Hammers because of an inferior goal difference. Everton need to pick themselves up and start performing or the dark clouds of relegation once again will haunt the club.

One of the primary reasons why Everton have landed in such a messy situation is the lack of goals. Goalscoring has been a concerning issue for Lampard and he needs to solve it soon. The Toffees need more than just Dominic Calvert-Lewin to support their ship and so far there has been little support from the rest of the frontline.

The Toffees have been linked with strikers and wingers like Elye Wahi, Anthony Elanga, Dango Ouattara. Ouattara’s teammate Moffi, is also on Everton’s shortlist. The Toffees need to move quickly and sign a new forward as soon as possible as they are at a crucial juncture in the survival battle.

West Ham rival Everton for Terem Moffi

Everton and Southampton had shown interest in Moffi and in fact, the Saints have seen their €10 million bid knocked back by Lorient. Now, as per 90min, West Ham United have also joined the race to sign Moffi from the Ligue 1 side.

West Ham have held talks over signing the Nigerian in the winter transfer window. Just like Everton, even the Hammers are on the wrong end of the Premier League table and goalscoring has been a problem for them. They have scored just 15 goals in the league (1 more than Everton) and are desperate to avoid a relegation battle.

Moffi is certainly a solid candidate who can provide goals. The 23 year old has netted 10 goals in 16 Ligue 1 games this season and is Lorient’s top scorer this season by some distance. The Merseysiders have also been linked to Lorient’s Ouattara. Perhaps, if stars align in Everton’s favour, they could make a double swoop of Lorient attackers.

Moffi’s deal runs till the summer of 2024 and Lorient seem in no pressure to accept any deal. In the coming days, talks are only going to get more intense and the Toffees will face a lot of competition to sign the Nigerian.

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