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Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for David Moyes’ West Ham United as the Hammers continue their search for a replacement for Sebastien Haller.
Nketiah, 21, joined Arsenal’s under-18s after leaving the youth academy of his rivals Chelsea in 2015.
After working his way through the club’s lower ranks, the 21-year-old forward enjoyed a successful loan stint with Leeds United before being called back to the team’s senior first team.
Nketiah has already appeared in 21 games in all competitions so far this season, scoring five and assisting one along the way.
However, after rivals West Ham recently confirmed that forward Haller will join Ajax for £ 20.2 million, according to Sky sports, according to a report by the Standard, Nketiah is a target of Moyes’ Hammers.
The Standard states that West Ham is eager to understand the 21-year-old’s availability due to only 18 months left on his current contract.
The outlet also speculates that Arsenal may be more open to a permanent move rather than a loan due to the uncertainty surrounding the 21-year-old’s contractual intentions.
It is not yet known at this stage how much the Gunners would ask for their young forward, but with more than three weeks in the transfer market, West Ham have plenty of time to negotiate.