Could Valencia hitman Rodrigo hold the key to West Ham’s hopes of gatecrashing the top six this season?
The Hammers have made two great signings this summer, with Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals both arriving from Germany and Spain respectively.
It could be argued that West Ham need one more striker, however, with Haller and Javier Hernandez being Manuel Pellegrini’s only striking options.
And with this in mind, the east London outfit must make a move for Valencia hitman Rodrigo before the transfer window closes next week.
The 28-year-old is not the most prolific of strikers. He bagged just 15 goals in 51 appearances for the La Liga outfit last season.
He is great at bringing others into play, however, and he might just be able to get the best out of Haller.
Depending on what formation Pellegrini wants to play, Rodrigo could be deployed just behind the Frenchman.
And the duo could strike up a fearsome partnership for West Ham.
The Valencia man has great technique, and with his penchant for dropping deep, he possesses the ability to link up play between midfield and attack
The Sun reported earlier this month that Hammers boss Pellegrini is keen to bring the £30 million-rated Spaniard to the London Stadium this summer.
And if the Chilean is successful in his pursuit of the Valencia forward, it could end up being the signing that takes West Ham to an entirely different level.