Premier League club West Ham United have reportedly started their attempts to sign striker Alberth Elis, according to reports. The Hammers are currently in the market and in search of a potent striker that they deem fit enough to slot into the first team.


The London club’s manager David Moyes has told the board that he will be needing reinforcements ahead of next season after securing European football for the forthcoming campaign. Moyes guided West Ham to a fifth-place finish last season and has been told by the club that they will be meeting his demands.

The 25-year-old, Elis, is a Honduran international striker that currently plays for Portuguese club Boavista and is set to seal a move away from the Portuguese league after spending the previous season at the United States Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo. According to Portuguese news media outlet A Bola, West Ham are not the only club that want to sign the striker and currently face competition from two other English Premier League clubs. Asides from the London club’s interest, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford have been credited with an interest in the forward.

For just €10 million – the fee Boavista are demanding– Elis is expected to be a worthy signing and an affordable one at that. The striker was involved in fourteen goals last season as he scored 8 and assisted a further 6 for his teammates in the league. He is contracted to Boavista and his current deal will run through till 2024, making him a potential affordable acquisition given that he still has up to three years left on his contract.

Should he sign for West Ham, Elis is expected to be a useful addition to the squad and would lend a helping hand as the club will be playing more games next season.