As reported by Transfer Market Web, West Ham United were keeping tabs on Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata over the summer and the PL club could potentially return for him with an improved bid – loan – in January.
Morata, a two-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 and he’s current rated at £58m. The Spaniard, however, has not been able to make a strong impact with Chelsea since he joined and so far this new season, he has only scored one goal in all outings.
While joining a direct rival club may raise a few eyebrows, reports suggests that a surprise move to West Ham could actually be on the cards.
As reported by Spanish news outlet AS, the tabloid claim that Morata himself would be open to a move. The forward is expecting to feature regularly and it would give him a boost to make a return to the Spain national team.
Should Chelsea deem him fit for a loan move in January, West Ham should make a move for him as he would help their bid in the league.
Javier Hernandez has failed to live up to expectations while Andy Carroll remains perennially injured. With Lucas Perez also struggling to make an impact, a move for Morata, who is on £100k-per-week wages, makes sense.