According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, West Ham are in talks with Barcelona to sign Martin Braithwaite.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to sign an established striker this summer.
Albian Ajeti is seemingly on his way out of the London Stadium. And last summer’s big money signing Sebastien Haller needs more support and competition.
The problem for Moyes, however, is that funds are tight at West Ham.
Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite could be an option for the Hammers. In fact, the Spanish publication suggests that the east London outfit are in talks with Barca to sign the 29-year-old, and the Catalan giants are holding out for around €18 million (£16 million).
The 39-capped Denmark international has scored just one goal in 11 games for Barcelona since moving to the Camp Nou from Leganes in January (Transfermarkt).
Braithwaite is somewhat of a journeyman pro, having played for Esbjerg, Toulouse, Middlesbrough, Bordeaux, Leganes and now Barca.
£16.3 million seems an awful lot of money for someone like the Dane considering the current financial climate.
And West Ham should surely be exploring alternative options. Braithwaite is not the man to help the Hammers reach the next level.