Hammers eye Fulham striker

West Ham will move quickly in a bid to snap up Aleksander Mitrovic if  the Cottagers are relegated at the end of the season.

Former Hammer Scott Parker is currently trying to steer the south west London outfit to safety but should he fail the Hammers will move straight in on the 24 year old.

The club look dead and buried on 17 points but Mitrovic has managed to score 10 of the 28 goals they have managed in his 30 appearances.

However, the Irons won’t find it cheap prising him away as he signed a deal until 2023 when joining the Cottagers from Newcastle after a season’s loan from Newcastle.

He cost around £15 million and the Hammers can expect to face a demand of double that although in reality a fee of around £25 million would probably see the Hammers get their man.

As reported earlier they see Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez as a priority target and he could become available for as little as £22 million.

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7 comments on “Hammers eye Fulham striker

  1. If it was in the realms of possibility I would want Gomez and merega which would give us pace in behind ! COYI ⚒

  2. Would love him at west ham

  3. After what he did to Manu at Newcastle ? No thanks

  4. I don’t believe for one second we are interested in him. Totally over rated has failed miserably at previous clubs, did ok in the championship and is a championship player. No way should be looking at him if we want to move to the next level. No pace which is what is needed in todays game. We need to be buying young already proven talent and spend big on these type of players.

  5. He will also have a relegation release clause, which is normally close to what was paid for him originally. But I agree other better options out there with more pace. Also didn’t Pellegrini last season refuse to sign too many players from relegation teams?

  6. He’s only young at 24 and is a proven goalscorer who in his career at club and international level has averaged something like a goal every two games. We need three or four new strikers and he would make a decent back up striker for us.

  7. No thanks , it would be a backward step in building a quick pacy and slick team .

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