According to a report from Calcio Spezia, West Ham United is interested in signing Spezia striker M’Bala Nzola in the upcoming summer transfer window, and they are reportedly willing to pay the player’s price tag, as relays the HammerNews.
The Hammers are in need of a new striker, and the futures of current players Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio are currently uncertain.
According to reports, West Ham United are prepared to make a bid to acquire the 26-year-old forward in the upcoming summer transfer window. Calcio Spezia has suggested that Spezia may request a fee of up to £22 million for the 26-year-old striker. Nzola, an Angolan international, is a formidable centre-forward who appears to be a perfect fit for David Moyes’s system at the London Stadium. With 14 goals and three assists in 25 matches for Spezia this season, Nzola has been in excellent form.
With 34 goals and 8 assists in 93 appearances for Spezia, his career record with the Italian club is quite impressive. Nzola’s work rate is notable as he is always willing to run the channels, which is a quality necessary for any forward playing under Moyes. Nevertheless, the reported price tag of £22 million seems steep for a player who has never played in the Premier League before.