West Ham open discussions about signing Slavia Prague’s teenage striker Abdallah Sima while David Moyes continues to search for a striker to keep the European boost going next season
- West Ham are looking to sign Slavia Prague’s youthful striker Abdallah Sima
- The 19-year-old has scored 15 goals this season – 11 of them in 20 league games
- Sima scored against Leicester in Slavia’s round of 16 in the Europa League
- David Moyes wants a striker to maintain the Hammers’ European thrust next season
Slavia Prague have confirmed that West Ham has asked about striker Abdallah Sima.
The 19-year-old has scored 15 goals this season and is also an option for Crystal Palace.
West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed he is working on a budget this summer. Slavia manager Jindrich Trpisovsky confirms that Sima is valued at a certain price that must be respected.
West Ham made inquiries about Slavia Prague’s teenage striker Abdallah Sima this summer
The 19-year-old (right) has scored 15 goals this season – 11 of them in 20 top Czech games
Trpisovsky said on Sunday: “There is interest in Abdallah Sima. There’s a fixed price it could go at.
‘We are focused on managing the rest of the season with us. We spoke to the guys from West Ham about where they put him at the top of the list of possible reinforcements. ‘
West Ham are looking for a striker after Sebastian Haller left for Ajax in January. The Hammers did not sign a recognized number nine in response to the departure.
Michail Antonio has played up front but is vulnerable to injury while Jesse Lingard is on loan from Manchester United but his long-term future is a draw.
David Moyes is looking for a striker to keep the Hammers’ European thrust up next season
In addition to 15 goals for Slavia this season – including 11 goals in 20 Czech league games – Sima has added eight assists in all competitions.
The teenager scored four goals in Slavia’s entry into the quarter-finals of the Europa League, where Arsenal were knocked out 5-1 overall. He scored a goal in Leicester in a 2-0 win over the last 32 at King Power Stadium in February.
Sima was first in the books of the French minnow Thonon Evian before he was picked by the Czech third division club FC MAS Taborsko in 2020.
The striker moved to Slavia earlier this season to join the B team but was quickly promoted to the first team after a month.