West Ham United have reportedly set their sights on 24-year-old Swiss forward Breel Embolo over a move in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by 90 min, West Ham United are interested in signing Breel Embolo from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer transfer window. The London giants have submitted an enquiry for the 24-year-old Swiss forward, who could be on his way out of the Bundesliga club.
Breel Embolo joined Borussia Monchengladbach from Schalke in the summer of 2019 and has since been a mainstay in attack for Die Fohlen. To date, the 24-year-old has turned out 75 times for the Bundesliga outfit but only has a less than impressive return of 14 goals and as many assists.
Embolo, though, remains a highly regarded forward despite his profligacy in the final third. And at the recently-concluded UEFA Euro 2020, he was one of the protagonists of a spirited Switzerland side that shocked world champions France in the Round of 16. Those exploits seem to have caught the attention of West Ham United.
The Hammers are in the market for an attacking reinforcement, seeing as they are yet to fill the void created by the departure of Sebastien Haller in January. That has left the versatile Michail Antonio as the only viable option to lead the line for West Ham week in week out, with the 31-year-old having no reliable backup either.
To that end, Tammy Abraham has been believed to be one of the options to have popped up on the London giants’ radar. However, with just £30 million available to sign a forward, West Ham are now being forced to pull out from the race to sign the Chelsea striker, with Embolo now emerging as a viable target.
Apart from Embolo, West Ham have also been linked with Joaquin Correa and Adam Hlozek, but it now looks like they are turning their attention towards signing Embolo. This is illustrated in the fact that the East Londoners have made an enquiry for the 24-year-old Swiss international.
As per the report, though, it looks like West Ham will be pushing for a loan move for Embolo, which will then enable them to concentrate the aforementioned £30 million towards bolstering some other department. What now remains to be seen is if Gladbach are ready to indulge in talks to send the Swiss forward on loan or if he stays put at the Bundesliga club.