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West Ham Join Race For £16m Rated Awoniyi

West Ham Join Race For £16m Rated Awoniyi

Premier League club West Ham are ready to bring Taiwo Awoniyi back to England, as they have joined in the race to sign the Nigerian striker from Union Berlin this summer.

Having failed to replace Côte d’Ivoire striker Sebastian Haller since his move to Ajax in January 2021, David Moyes side have been left short of options in the centre-forward position this season.

Michail Antonio has carried the burden playing 94%of the club’s total minutes in the Premier League and has made 41 appearances with the Hammers embroiled in the battle for the top four and seeking a place in the Europa League final.

Nagged by persistent injuries over the course of his career, the 32-year-old’s output has suffered considerably due to the continued reliance on his availability with the Jamaica international finding the net only twice in 2022.


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The Hammers had a club-record bid to bring in Benfica frontman Darwin Nunez in January turned down.

Following the disappointment of failing to secure the signing of Nunez, West Ham will most likely try again to secure the signing of a striker come the summer transfer window.

And according to BILD’s Christian Falk he revealed on Twitter that West Ham alongside Newcastle and Southampton, are “interested” in signing Awoniyi who has a £16.7m release clause.

West Ham’s interest should not come as a surprise as the 24-year-old is having a remarkable season for Union Berlin whom he joined on a permanent move from Liverpool last summer.

Despite signing in 2015 Awoniyi never donned a Reds jersey and was sent on loan to Holland, Belgium and Germany before finally being let go signing permanently for Union Berlin.

And so far this season he has scored 18 goals and provided four assists in all competitions and has been on target 13 times in 27 Bundesliga appearances.

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  • Glory 5 months ago

    Awoniyi is getting to where his undeniable talent truly belong. God blessings to a great summer move.
    A formation of 3 4 2 1 such as

    Awaziem Ekong(BALOGUN) Sanusi
    Aina Bonke. Ndidi. Bassey
    Iwobi Osimene

    Awoniyi or Dessers.

    will be a very hard nut to crack n potent in attack. This will provide enough space for Osimene to run, as he is very dangerous when allowed to cover blades of grasses, which also will provide very good balance in the middle, as well as taking attention away from Awoniyi or Dessers, both of whom possesses quick feets to score goals. Haven intensively studied Osimene’s game, I strongly believe he is being under utilised playing as a point man. His huge reservoir of energy is being wasted asking him to stand waiting for passes from midfielders. The Osimene I see has the combined traits of Eto and Yekini. Eto loved to join the midfield when attacking, never that waiting type of attacker and that is something I see in Osimene too. While he, Osimene, also possess late Yekini’s power and shooting ability.

    • Four four two 5 months ago

      Enough is enough. We should stop emphasizing and focusing on strikers. We have them in excess. What SE need now to reclaim her lost glory are quality midfielder.They are the engine of any team see how Ghana got us butted out of the world cup without any quality striker but only one quality midfielder. Without midfielder sticker are useless. The better we stopped celebrating strikers and focusing more on midfielder the better.

  • Glory 5 months ago



    Who is that Rivers Utd NO.5. Looks very much a potential Eagle. Will suggest he and few of his Rivers Utd team mate get a look in. Let them get some serious grind with Chan eagles and afterwards straight into the main stream SE. He is got that centre half trait, good size, positional play, focus, forward drive.
    Going forward SE handlers must set out qualities to look out for players positions. Centre half must be quick feeted, big, strong on the ball, confident ball players/carriers, very good n confident leap. Wing backs/full backs must be very skillful, good speed, extremely quick, good crosses, very very huge energy volume, very difficult to beat. Defensive midfielders must be big, powerful, quick feeted, difficult to knock of the ball, extremely good at not giving off possession of balls, good/fierce long range shots, disciplined, good at covering blades of grasses. Attacking midfielder must be great at link up play, creating openings for colleagues in those tight areas, powerful/skillful while driving forward, good with all types of passes with almost zero error at losing passes, very good at shooting with both feets. Wingers must have great speed, dribbling techniques, very very good crosses, size don’t really matter here, ability to never stop running while on the ball, where they are either damaging defenders/opponents goal or releasing a pass/cross or even driving into the midfield to carry on movement ( they must of necessity be releasing balls quickly; no time to wait, spending too much time thinking), they must be very very aggressive with frightening speed especially while running towards opponents, they must possess hard shooting ability with both feets.
    Front men, must just come in the shade of these Four, Osimene, Dessers, Awoniyi, Sadiq. Onuachu is very good but just need to get more involved in the play towards the opponents goal.

    • KENNETH 5 months ago

      Dem no ready to watch your video, they want the ones they go abroad to beg to come and play for us. Our league is finished in there eyes. All that this guys need is grooming. How do you take a team, that trained for just 2 weeks to play Mexico and you expected a result. And the so called coach sitting and folding his arm. that alone is an insult to the country. You get to select which games you want to coach. Thank God he is gone

  • Up till now, I still don’t understand why Eguavoen left Awoniyi out of the World cup qualifier against ghana. He would have been a great help for Osimhen to strike ghana team down.

  • Hahahaha @Glory thanks. you are doing a great job keep it up.