With European football on the horizon, West Ham must sign Senegalese wonderkid Abdallah Sima this summer. The 19-year-old was recommended to David Moyes by West Ham’s most reliable agent Tomas Soucek and after the arrival of Vladimir Coufal, it’s hard to resist considering a Soucek scout report.
The Hammers have to sign a forward this summer with Andriy Yarmolenko seemingly out for the season and Michail Antonio’s fitness issues continuing to plague him.
The teenage star has predominantly played on the right-hand side this season as a pose to an out and out striker, but with Moyes experienced in converting wingers into strikers West Ham fans shouldn’t be too put off.
With 18 goals and five assists in 27 appearances this season, West Ham target Sima clearly has an eye for goal plus the ability to create chances for others.
Many fans will remember Moyes first stint at the club where he took a goalless Marko Arnautovic and turned him into one of the league’s most feared strikers. Fast forward 18 months to Moyes second spell at the club and it’s an all to familiar story with Antonio.
A breakout talent in the Czech league this season and undoubtedly flourishing in red and white it won’t be an easy task prizing the six foot two forward away from his current club, but with two former Slavia Prague players already thriving in our European challenging team, the young man would surely be tempted.
Despite Slavia Prague’s game against Leicester ending 0-0 in the Europa League this week, Sima showcased himself well against tough Premier League opposition. Direct, skilful and clinical in the final third, the Senegalese youngster could be the type of player Moyes looks to build a team around going forward.
Although at 19 years old Sima is relatively raw and inexperienced he already has seven Europa League caps to his name, netting three times in the competition. If West Ham are seriously looking to secure a spot in a European competition next season, Moyes will need plenty of young hungry players able to play several times per week.
It’s very unlikely David Sullivan will be able to resist the urge of signing more players from Slavia Prague, with deals seemingly cheap and easy to negotiate with the Czech giants. While Hammers fans may hope for a more proven face to replace Antonio, if Moyes gives the green light on this signing then there is plenty of cause to be excited.