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Report: Hammers linked with 34-year-old striker

German outlet Kicker reports that West Ham have made an approach for 34-year-old striker/winger Salomon Kalou

Kalou is best known in the UK for his six-year stint at Chelsea, during which he won the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup four times, the League Cup and the Community Shield.

The report repeated by the Daily Express who says Moyes apparently sees the Ivory Coast international as the man to challenge  £45m record signing Sebastian Haller who is failing to justify his price tag this season.

Kalou now plays for German club Hertha BSC where he moved in 2014 for the cut down price of just £1.62m.

Kalou hardly fits the model of young exciting players under the age of twenty five with resale value David Moyes has spoken about but there are exceptions to that strategy like 32 -year-old Darren Randolph bought in to replace Roberto and for cover for Fabianski.

Asked about the chances of signing a new striker before Friday the manager replied post-match last night: “We’re looking really hard but there isn’t that many out there.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Report: Hammers linked with 34-year-old striker

  1. Is that a communal nooooooooooooo !!!!!!!

    I can hear from nearly every West Ham fan ?

    And the laughing of the football World at the 18th biggest club financially in the World ?

  2. On the basis of West Ham’s last two games, particularly against Liverpool, as Declan had more shots on goal and on target than all the so called strikers/attackers combined, perhaps consideration should be given to doing a Ron Greenwood inspired Geoff Hurst transition on him – transforming Declan from being a defender into an effective center forward and HE does not give the ball away when he has got it!

    Bill Richards, Cape Town

  3. Why do the media invent this crap??agent fueled obviously but come on give us a break eh..what a load of shi! if ever I heard a tale omg!!

  4. Retirement home FC anyone?
    Everyone is having a laugh at our expense now….. What other club attracts the jokes that we do?

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