West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts and face a £15 million battle with Leicester City for his signature, according to Football Weeks [via The Sun].
The Premier League side found the going though in the transfer market in January and the London club will hope to add new bloods at the end of the season.
Roberts however, has spent a prolonged period on loan at Celtic, thriving in Scottish football but also having the opportunity to play in the Champions League for the Scottish champions.
West Ham are in need of new attacking recruits and a move for the 21-year-old winger this summer could well be an inspired decision for the Hammers.
Roberts, full of pace, trickery and an eye for goal, the England under-21 class on the left-win would give David Moyes’ side an extra option on the flanks.
Michail Antonio is an important figure for Moyes side at the moment, with the 28-year-old providing pace and power for the Hammers when fit and firing.
The possibility of having Roberts on one flank and Antonio on the other would be a frightening proposition – with the use of genuine wingers opening space for the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic centrally.
While there will certainly be competition for Roberts’ signature, West Ham should look to win the race for the mercurial attacker should City opt to let him go.