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Report: Hammers eye new striker

What with Scamacca injured, out of favour and probably on his way back to Italy combined with Danny Ings and Michail Antonio both over the age of 30, it should come as no surprise that West Ham are on the hunt again yet again for  another long-term solution to solve their goal-scoring woes.

The latest name on West Ham`s radar is Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.

The 26-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, and he is reportedly eyeing a new challenge and the opportunity to play in the Premier League is viewed as an exciting prospect.

The forward signed for his current club Lyon on a five-year deal in the summer of 2018 for a reported transfer fee of £20 million

In his debut season in France, he bagged 15 goals, which he bettered in his second year as he netted 16 times, as per our friends at Opta.

In total, the former Fulham man has notched 89 goal contributions in 171 appearances for the French outfit.

Although, this season he has experienced a more underwhelming campaign and has only scored three domestic goals, and has subsequently been displaced by Alexandre Lacazette as the new target man

Despite his apparent decline in form; according to Opta, he still ranks in the top 25% in Europe’s top five leagues among his positional peers for non-penalty goals per 90 minutes, to show that his recent statistics shouldn’t deflect from the fact that he is more than a useful player

The fact that he will be available on a free transfer makes him a low- risk investment and certainly adds to his allure.

 

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