West Ham United boss David Moyes is said to be an admirer of Blackburn Rovers and Chile star Ben Brereton Diaz, with the Championship scorer tipped to be the solution to the Iron’s problem.

What’s the word?

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who is confident that the Chilean asset could become a key component of Moyes’ squad.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “They obviously do like the look of him and he is somebody who could maybe come into that West Ham team and add some goals to the side.

“I think that’s been a problem for West Ham this season – they’ve not had a regular goalscorer. Somebody like Brereton Diaz, who can play up front or wide on the left, would give more options to David Moyes in his attacking line-up. 

“I think it would be a smart signing for West Ham if they did follow up their interest.”

A “smart signing”

Brereton-Diaz is a forward that David Moyes knows well, having watched him celebrate against his side in what was a somewhat giant-killing equaliser late on in a game that the Championship side would then go on to nick on penalties.

The 23-year-old was active in his 31-minute cameo for the Rovers and managed two shots, whilst also converting his penalty, having been the first player to step up to the spot.

22 goals and three assists in 37 games last season well and truly put him on the map, as did his international breakout for Chile, which has seen him go on to make 17 appearances for the nation.

£20million could well be enough to prise the star away from Ewood Park, in what would seem like a bargain for an international star who has put in the necessary time to develop his game in England’s second tier.