West Ham surely need to sign another top-class striker before next week’s transfer deadline, and Sporting hitman Bas Dost could be a great option for them.

The Hammers have already brought in Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, but if they are to make a push for the top six this season, they need more in reserve, rather than just Javier Hernandez to rely upon.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – JULY 28: Bas Dost of Sporting (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

And the 30-year-old Sporting front-man would surely take West Ham to another level this term.

Here’s three reasons why…

Strong in the air

Standing at 6ft 5in tall, the Holland international is an absolute giant in every sense. Dost’s aerial ability is second to none, and his strength in holding up the ball with his back to goal can be matched by few.


Clinical in front of goal

Dost boasts a truly superb goalscoring record. He has bagged 218 in 405 career appearances, including 93 goals in just 125 outings for Sporting.

The giant striker is absolutely deadly when presented with a goalscoring opportunity, and this would help the Hammers improve upon the potency of their play in the final third.

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Bas Dost (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)


The 30-year-old is available for just £10 million this summer, according to Portuguese media outlet O Jogo.

In today’s day and age, that would be an absolute steal for West Ham. And Manuel Pellegrini must not hesitate to bring the towering Dutchman to the London Stadium this summer.

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