Speaking to the Daily Star, Oostende striker Cyriac Gohi Bi has reacted to reports claiming that Crystal Palace and West Ham want to sign him in January, admitting that he would like the challenge of playing in the Premier League.
When asked about the interest from Palace and West Ham, Cyriac said: “I’m happy about that. I like those clubs. They would be a challenge for me. I was told they were in the stadium and that there is possible interest, but I am just concentrating on playing for my club. I would be happy to play in the best league in the world one day but right now I want to help Oostende qualify for Europe.”
The Star reported on West Ham and Palace’s interest in signing Cyriac last month, claiming that both London teams were scouting him.
They both want to a sign a new striker in January, and on paper, Ivorian international Cyriac looks a good option.
He has been in prolific form for Oostende this season, netting 10 goals in 16 games, having joined the club from Anderlecht over the summer - where he only scored 11 times in 76 appearances.
The 25-year-old, who has been capped three times for the Ivory Coast, is enjoying the best spell of his career in front of goal, and it is Cyriac's goalscoring which has propelled Oostende to a title race; they currently sit just two points off top spot in the Jupiler Pro League.
If Cyriac keeps up his form ahead of the January transfer window, it is almost certain that the interest in him will be formalised, and it is hard to imagine the forward rejecting a move to the Premier League if West Ham or Crystal Palace make a concrete approach for him.