According to a report from Area Napoli, West Ham will have no problem meeting Zenit Saint Petersburg’s €25 million (£23 million) asking price for Sardar Azmoun this summer.
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Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to sign another striker this summer. Sebastien Haller needs more competition at the London Stadium.
The Frenchman has been out of form this season, after making his £45 million move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
And Azmoun might just be the ideal addition for West Ham.
Area Napoli claims that the Hammers want to sign the 25-year-old striker this summer, and will have ‘no problem’ meeting his £23 million asking price.
The east London outfit could face competition from Napoli for the Iranian’s signature, however.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for Zenit over the past 14 months. In 45 appearances, he has racked up 26 goals and 10 assists (Transfermarkt).
Azmoun is very strong in their air. In 27 outings for Zenit this season, the 6ft 1in hitman has won an average of two aerial duals per game ). He has also scored 14 goals.
The Iran international has proven himself at the very highest level. And he would undoubtedly be a very useful signing for West Ham.
When the 25-year-old burst onto the scene, he was compared to Lionel Messi (Daily Mail).
And although that comparison may be rather far-fetched, it is evidence of the kind of talent that Azmoun possesses.
And for £23 million, he could be a real steal for the Hammers.