West Ham United are in need of added quality up front and a new name has been thrown into the transfer window roundabout.
However, the report claims that the La Liga club value Ekambi at €25million and none of his suitors are prepared to match that fee.
The 27-year-old has scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in 62 games at the Yellow Submarine since arriving from Angers in 2018.
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Ekambi is said to possess bags of pace and loves to play off the shoulder of defenders, but his strong dribbling ability also sees him drop deeper.
I think from that description, he could prove to be a fantastic strike partner for Sebastien Haller, who has, in our eyes, been left isolated too many times this season.
When we think of David Moyes’ high pressure and counter-attacking style, a frontman like that could fit the bill excellently.
Although I don’t believe the striker position should be a priority this month, it’s important the Hammers address where they are thin.
Overall, I think there’s a chance of this happening if the interest is shown, but he still has over two years left on his contract so Villareal have no pressure to sell at all.