West Ham 'make contact' with Arsenal over move for £10m Arsenal star

West Ham United have contacted Arsenal over a move for striker Eddie Nketiah, sources have told LondonWorld.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal  celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

West Ham United are one of several clubs that have contacted Arsenal over a move for striker, Eddie Nketiah, sources have told LondonWorld.

Michail Antonio has shone for the Hammers this season, scoring seven goals and assisting another four in 13 appearances.

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However, David Moyes is without a back-up option and the Scotsman is now on the hunt for a striker to provide Antonio with some competition.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Eddie Nketiah of England celebrates with teammate James Justin after scoring their team's fourth goal during the UEFA Euro Under 21 Qualifier match between England U21 and Albania U21 at Molineux on November 17, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England.(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Nketiah has struggled for minutes under Mikel Arteta and could seek a move elsewhere for the first team football he desires.

It is suggested that the Gunners would look for a fee in the region of £10 million to prize the forward away from the Emirates Stadium, however Arsenal would be unlikely to sell unless they were able to bring in a replacement in the January transfer window.

Who else is interested in signing Nketiah?

Leeds United have reportedly also enquired about a move for Eddie Nketiah.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale on October 22, 2019 in Preston, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The striker spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Elland Road but was recalled after an impressive stint in the Championship.

Marcelo Bielsa is now keen on a reunion with the 21-year-old as the Whites look to bring in a striker to play second fiddle to Patrick Bamford, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury since September.

Nketiah could be tempted by a return to Yorkshire after his successful loan spell in the second tier, however a move to West Ham would be much closer to home.

According to Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are also interested in signing Nketiah are already splashing out the cash in the summer for former Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

Elsewhere, Borussia Monchengladbach are eyeing a move for the forward, with Nketiah free to arrange a pre-contract with a foreign club from January 1.

Would Nketiah be a good signing for West Ham?

While Eddie Nketiah’s goal record for Arsenal and Leeds United isn’t great on paper, Nketiah’s great form for the Whites earned him a return to the Arsenal side and the striker went on to feature over 30 times for the Gunners – scoring four Premier League goals.

The 21-year-old has a fantastic goal record for the England U21 squad however – scoring 13 goals in 12 appearances during the Euro U-21 tournament.

The pacey forward certainly isn’t at his best yet but clearly has huge potential and at £10 million it seems a good signing for David Moyes.