Eddie Nketiah could be about to make a move to West Ham, according to reports, but Arsenal’s price tag might be to steep.

West Ham have a tendency to track their targets over a long period of time. We have seen it multiple times already in the build up to the transfer window, and Football Insider have reported that they are considering approaching one of their targets from the Summer yet again.

With a striker being the priority, they could try and secure the signature of Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah in the coming window. The forward has scored 5 goals and got 3 assists already this season, despite having fairly limited play time.

However, the big caveat for the Irons will be his price tag. The Gunners are reportedly demanding £40 million for the 24 year old. Given that almost all of West Ham’s budget has to come through player sales, it seems unlikely they would be able to raise sufficient funds for him.

Despite the reports, our very own ExWHUEmployee has confirmed there is “some interest” in Nketiah, but it is not as concrete as first thought.

In fact, he revealed that Nketiah’s Arsenal teammate Reiss Nelson seems to be higher up on West Ham’s list. He was keen to add that “not one target has been given priority” and that there are plenty of others we could make a move for, but there certainly is some interest in both of the North London club’s academy graduates .

Given that there is plenty of interest in Nketiah, a loan deal seems off the table, which is presumably the only way the club would be able to sign him before the Summer if the £40 million price tag is correct. 

Obviously, it all depends on who is sold and for how much, but that price is around the amount of money the club paid for Mohammed Kudus. That is not to criticise Nketiah, he would certainly be a great addition to the squad, it is just a lot of money for a team on such a small budget.