Premier League club eye shock move for Spanish goal machine

West Ham United are eyeing a stunning swoop for prolific Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno, according to reports. The 29-year-old Spain international enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020-21, scoring 30 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions.

His fine form sparked Villarreal to a seventh-place finish in La Liga, but they will compete in the Champions League next season after winning the second-tier Europa League, beating Manchester United on penalties in the final. Moreno’s performances also earned him a call-up to Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship.

West Ham, meanwhile, are in the market for a new attacker. The London club, who finished sixth in the Premier League last season, have also been linked with a move for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, although Moreno appears to be their preferred option.

It remains to be seen whether Moreno will be willing to pass up on the opportunity to play Champions League football to move to England.

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