According to a report from German media outlet Bild, RB Leipzig ace Yussuf Poulsen has handed in a transfer request, and West Ham, Newcastle and Everton are all in the race to sign the Denmark international.

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The Hammers will surely be looking to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer.

Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti have both failed to fire since moving to the London Stadium in the summer of 2019.

And Bild claims that West Ham could be ready to pounce for Yussuf Poulsen in a bid to improve the potency of their attack.

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Yussuf Poulsen (Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has allegedly handed in a transfer request. But the Hammers could face competition from Everton and Newcastle for his signature.

Good signing?

Poulsen has racked up three goals and 11 assists in 29 appearances for Leipzig so far this season (Transfermarkt).


In 20 Bundesliga outings, the 43-capped Denmark international has averaged 1.2 shots, 0.7 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per game (Who Scored).


Yussuf Poulsen (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

The 25-year-old is far from prolific, but he does possess pace in abundance, and has great movement.

According to Transfermarkt, Poulsen has a market value of around £27 million.

And it could be argued that is slightly excessive for the Leipzig man.

West Ham, Newcastle and Everton will all have to weigh up whether they believe the 25-year-old forward is worth that kind of money.

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