According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, West Ham are keen to sign AZ Alkmaar winger Oussama Idrissi in the summer.
The Italian publication suggests that Everton, Leicester City, Roma and Ajax are also interested in the 23-year-old Moroccan.
The Hammers are currently in all sorts of problems. And relegation down to the Championship could be a real possibility this season.
So with that in mind, their summer transfer business will be dictated by which division they are in.
Calcio Mercato claims that West Ham are interested in Oussama Idrissi nonetheless.
They will of course have to be in the Premier League come the end of the season, if they are to have any chance fo signing the Morocco international.
The AZ Alkmaar ace has been in sensational form for the Dutch outfit this season. He has racked up 16 goals and eight assists in 36 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
In 21 Eredivisie outings this term, Idrissi has scored 12 goals and made two assists (Who Scored). In those matches, he has averaged 2.9 shots on goal, 1.9 key passes and 3.7 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
Based on those stats, the 23-year-old winger would be an excellent addition for the Hammers. It is worth noting, however, that the jump up in intensity and quality from the Eredivisie to the Premier League might prove to be a difficult adjustment to make for Idrissi.
Considering the winger’s outstanding numbers this season though, it might just be worth taking a punt on him.
Every transfer involves some kind of risk, and this one would be no different. But if West Ham do manage to sign the Moroccan, it could end up being a real coup for the east London outfit.