West Ham face a big problem if they are to sign RB Salzburg striker Roko Simic in January with Tottenham allegedly in the mix for the youngster’s signature.

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According to The Sunday Mirror (October 17th, page 72), Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is very keen to bring the talented teenage hitman to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 18-year-old striker is on the Hammers’ radar as well according to a report from Jeunes Footeux.

So David Moyes will really have his work cut out if he is to bring the young Croatian to the London Stadium in January.

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Roko Simic of RB Salzburg (Photo by Javier Montano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

West Ham now face big problem with Tottenham in for Roko Simic

With Spurs in the race to sign the RB Salzburg starlet, the Hammers’ task of prising him away from the Austrian side will be far from easy.

Simic is an incredibly exciting young talent. And missing out on him to our bitter rivals would be a huge blow for West Ham.

The Croatian is currently on loan with FC Liefering and has been on fire, bagging nine goals in just 12 games so far (Transfermarkt).

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Roko Simic celebrates after scoring for FC Liefering (Photo by Andreas Schaad – FC Liefering/FC Liefering via Getty Images)

Simic is obviously still very young, so he is far from the finished article. He has all of the raw ingredients needed to succeed in the Premier League, however.

Former West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic recently described his countryman as ‘world-class’ (The Sun).

He would be a great option for us to provide competition and cover for Michail Antonio.

 

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Let’s just hope that we manage to beat Tottenham to his signature because losing out on him to the north London club would leave a real bitter taste in the mouths of the Hammers fans.

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