When Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 10th July), ExWHUemployee claimed that West Ham are keen on signing Wissam Ben Yedder this summer.
And the Frenchman’s goal record should really excite Hammers fans.
The 28-year-old has bagged 52 goals in 96 appearances for Sevilla over the past two seasons, and he could be the ideal summer signing for West Ham.
Ben Yedder possesses exceptional technique and has a real eye for goal.
The Sevilla ace is proven at playing at the very highest level for a sustained period of time, and he would undoubtedly help take the Hammers to another level.
The Frenchman possesses pace in abundance, is an excellent finisher, and has the ability to stretch the opposition’s defence with tireless runs into the channels.
He also wouldn’t cost too much. According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Ben Yedder has a €30 million (£27 million) release clause inserted into his current contract.
The striker recently admitted that he could leave Sevilla this summer, as quoted by the Sun:
“It’s good timing, like you say. I really feel that. I can’t lack respect for the club. Whatever the final choice is, I’ll be happy. But I dream of playing at a high level, in the biggest clubs in the world and to be alongside players of international class.”
After West Ham’s failed approach for Maxi Gomez, the club’s fans need to hear some good news this summer.
And Ben Yedder would be just the ticket.
He’s easily capable fo scoring 20 plus goals per season – something the Hammers haven’t had in a striker since Marlon Harewood bagged 22 during the 2004/05 Championship campaign.
The Frenchman would be a signing that West Ham fans could really get on board with. Whether Manuel Pellegrini is of the same opinion, however, remains to be seen.