According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham are ready to make a £5.5 million bid for Eintracht Frankfurt hitman Bas Dost. And West Ham should surely challenge their London rivals for the striker.

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The Hammers made an unsuccessful £7 million bid for the 6ft 5in Dutchman way back in 2012 (Daily Mail).

David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium this summer. Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva are the only two recognised centre-forwards the Scot has to call upon.

Ajax v Eintracht Frankfurt - Club Friendly

Bas Dost (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

And Bas Dost for £5.5 million would solve that issue in one fell swoop.

The Daily Mail reckons Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring the Holland international to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But the Hammers cannot allow their London rivals to have a free run at the 31-year-old.

Stats

Dost racked up eight goals and two assists in 24 Bundesliga appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt last season (Who Scored).

 

In those outings, the Holland international averaged 1.3 shots and 0.8 key passes per game. He also won an average of 5.4 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

PSV v Eintracht Frankfurt, preseason match

Bas Dost (Photo by Broer van den Boom/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Before moving to Germany, the striker scored 81 goals over the course of three seasons for Sporting. So he clearly knows where the back of the net is.

The one problem is his age. At 31, he doesn’t fit the profile of player David Moyes wants to bring to West Ham.

Sometimes you need more experienced players to help guide the youngsters, however. Just look at what Arsenal have done with Willian.

And if Jose Mourinho wants Dost at Tottenham, he must have something about him.

West Ham must challenge Spurs for the Dutchman’s signature this summer. £5.5 million could prove to be a real bargain for the 6ft 5in hitman.

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