Verdict: West Ham missing out in reported forward race may return to haunt them v Brighton - football

Verdict: West Ham missing out in reported forward race may return to haunt them v Brighton



OPINION
West Ham missing out in the reported race to sign Neal Maupay from Brentford in the summer may return to haunt them on Saturday when they clash with Brighton.
Sky Sports previously reported during the transfer window that the Hammers were one of the teams, alongside Brighton, Aston Villa and Sheffield United that had expressed an interested in the 22-year-old.
Football Insider even went as far as to report that the Hammers were ready to make a big offer for Maupay to get him off Brentford, but it seemed nothing came of West Ham’s interest.
Instead, Maupay ended up leaving Brentford to join Graham Potter’s side.
The 22-year-old centre-forward would have been a welcomed arrival at the London Stadium if Manuel Pellegrini’s side had signed him, as he ticked a lot of boxes. Maupay proved to be prolific in the Championship last season with Brentford as he scored 25 goals while registering eight assists, in 43 league outings for them.
The attacker also had a decent pass success rate of 77.1% in those outings and showed that he had a tendency to be a constant thorn in his opponents’ side as he was relentless in front of goal, shown by the fact he averaged 3.3 shots per game. (Source: WhoScored)
Yet the Hammers now have to be aware that Maupay is capable of causing them issues on Saturday.
The 22-year-old may get the nod to feature for Brighton against the Hammers this weekend, after all in his Premier League debut against Watford he impressed.
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