West Ham linked with Ligue 1 striker


Joie de Wissam Ben Yedder  - 22.03.2014 - Toulouse / Evian Thonon - 30e journee Ligue 1 Photo : Manuel Blondeau / Icon Sport

West Ham has been linked with Ben Yedder after reports in France claimed he is ready to force a move out of Toulouse this month. The twenty-five year striker is one of French football’s rising stars netting six goals in his last six games for the Ligue 1 outfit.

That form has attracted the attention of the Spurs, Lyon, Marseille and West Ham according to a report in the Sun today.

Radio station RMC reported that Toulouse have told their Ligue 1 rivals that the former France Under-21 international would be available for just £5.3million — as long as he is loaned straight back to the club for the rest of the season.

Yedder  who scored fourteen league goals last season is believed to prefer a move to the Premier League in this transfer window.

Toulouse coach Dominique Arribage is aware of the player’s desire to move on, and admitted last week that he might not be able to keep hold of the attacker.

He said: “With every game we have in January I will have several press conferences a week and every time I will get asked the question about Ben Yedder. I will say that I am very happy to have him in the squad. He is a powerful player and I want him to be with us as long as possible, but indeed there is a possibility that he leaves.”

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  • IronHammer says:

    Looks like that guy has some skills.

  • JohnTheHammer says:

    Looks very talented and at a decent price. We have to get a Striker in during this window what with AC injured again, Jelavic looking to leave and Sakho out till March. Tired of hearing we can’t bring anyone in due to the FFP rules when clubs like Bournemouth are spending big.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Great balance, looks like a pure goal scorer, obviously this is just a showreel but still he looks pacy, two footed and tricky 5.3 million would be a bargain.

  • bubs says:

    Great deal we don’t ne d him right now so great pay up let him finish the season where he is and that’s Moses covered for next year,

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