TRANSFER REPORT: West Ham launch €35million bid for Belgian wonderkid

first_imgWest Ham United have made a €35million bid (£28million) for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to reports.The Belgian striker, who scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season, has also been the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus in recent weeks.However, it is the Hammers who have made the first move for the 22-year-old, launching a bid that would smash their current record transfer fee of £15 million, which they paid for Andy Carroll in 2013.After the fall-out of Brexit, the move has been cast into some doubt due to the fall in the value of the pound. But this seems unlikely to deter the east Londoners, who have been linked with a number of top strikers in recent weeks after Slaven Bilic made signing a striker his top priority ahead of the club’s move to the Olympic Stadium. Batshuayi has enjoyed a fine season at Marseille, scoring 17 goals in Ligue 1 1last_img

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