West Ham United continue to be linked with a host of strikers but one in particular is on the up.
David Moyes is eyeing a number of different forward options for West Ham after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20million.
West Ham have been linked with the likes of Boulaye Dia, Yousseff En-Nesyri and Hee-Chan Hwang.
Pressure is on West Ham to get striker number 50 of the GSB era right
There will be obvious question marks over any new arrival given West Ham’s dismal record of signing strikers.
In 11 years under David Sullivan and David Gold West Ham have spent £223million on 49 forwards with little success (Daily Mail).
But it seems they won’t go far wrong if they manage to push through a move for Moyes target Andre Silva.
West Ham are interested in signing the Eintracht Frankfurt striker Silva according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Hammers transfer window could have Silva lining
Silva joined Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 on a season long loan before making his move a permanent one the following summer.
The 37-capped Portugal international has been a real hit with the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 29 goals and racking up 10 assists in 55 games thus far (Transfermarkt).
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a superb season so far, with 12 goals in 16 Bundesliga games for Eintracht Frankfurt to his name (Transfermarkt).
And according to football data experts WhoScored.com West Ham would be getting the fifth most improved player in Europe’s top leagues if they signed Silva.
Moyes would be getting the fifth most improved player in Europe
WhoScored posted the five most improved player by league based on their statistical rating increase.
And Silva had the fifth biggest jump. His average match rating – which takes into account a plethora of statistics and analysis – was up by 0.62 to 7.48.
Silva’s fellow Portuguese, Pedro Neto of Wolves, took the Premier League honour with a rise of 0.73 to 7.18.
Silva’s average match rating actually made him the second best performing player on the list. He sits behind only Metz’s Farid Boulaya (up 0.99 to 7.50).
That will offer Moyes encouragement. Especially as he looks to ensure the 50th striker signing of the Sullivan and Gold era is money well spent.