West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Jeunes Footeux who claims that Hammers boss David Moyes is very keen to bring the 20-year-old striker to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
The Scot tried, and failed, to bring a top-class centre-forward to the London Stadium during the January transfer window.
Having missed out on multiple transfer targets, West Ham were left empty handed and we now have to rely upon Michail Antonio as our only option through the middle between now and the end of the season.
Hopefully the Hammers don’t end up regretting our failure to sign a new striker in January come the end of the season.
Another campaign with European football at the London Stadium next season would be a remarkable effort.
And it seems as though plans are already afoot to make West Ham a much stronger side…
West Ham eyeing Bayern Munich ace Zirkzee
Jeunes Footeux reckons that the 20-year-old forward is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
Zirkzee has been on loan with Anderlecht this season and has been in superb form bagging 12 goals and six assists in 27 games for the Belgian outfit (Transfermarkt).
The young forward is a really, really bright talent.
And he could be available for just €10 million (£8.3 million) in the summer according to Jeunes Footeux.
Standing at 6ft 4in tall, the young Dutchman possesses the physical capabilities that Moyes usually looks for in a striker.
For such a young player he is very strong and is very well accustomed to playing with his back to goal.
Despite Zirkzee’s height and physical progress, he is still fairly quick along the ground and is obviously a very good finisher as well.
This season has been vitally important for Zirkzee and he is getting vital exposure playing regularly at senior level.
The Dutchman certainly has the ability to make the step up to the Premier League. And if West Ham manage to pick him up for just £8.3 million this summer, we think it would be really good business for the East London outfit.