West Ham have reportedly learnt that they have to shell out £12million in order to sign Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo.
According to Foot Mercato, the Ligue 1 side are willing to sell the Guinea international this summer but will not budge from their original valuation.
Barring West Ham, Spurs, Everton, Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt are believed to be keen on signing the 24-year-old this summer.
Snap him up?
Bayo ticks all the boxes in terms of the type of striker David Moyes would want at the London Stadium this summer.
He is someone who likes operating within the width of the 18-yard area and is a menace in front of goal.
The 24-year-old is extremely strong at holding up the ball and does have the pace to run in-behind defences and giving managers a nightmare in terms of how to combat his threats.
The Athletic ran a profile on the attacker in October 2021 and likened him to established strikers such as Luis Suarez, Mauro Icardi and Paco Alcacer.
While he may not have the same level of skills and talent as Suarez, there’s a lot more to the Uruguayan’s game than his goals and if they’re getting a toned down version of him, the Hammers surely would not mind it.
Towards the end of last year, West Ham made contact with the Clermont about the player and even looked to seal a move in the January transfer window.
However, the move did not materialise and the Irons failed to bring in a striker despite the lack of goals and injuries.