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Report claims West Ham want to sign Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza
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Report claims West Ham want to sign Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza

According to a report from 90 Min, West Ham United are monitoring Aaron Boupendza ahead of a potential summer swoop for the Hatayspor hitman.

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Hammers boss David Moyes failed to sign a new striker in January.

Whether that was actually his choice or not is a discussion for another time.

What’s done is done. We just have to move on and hope that our lack of centre-forward options doesn’t cost us this season.

Moyes absolutely must sign at least one top class striker this summer, that’s for sure. There will be no excuses this time.

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And 90 Min claims that Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza could be an option for West Ham in the summer.

Not many Hammers fans will know anything about the 24-year-old Gabon international hitman.

West Ham signing Aaron Boupendza a smart move?

The powerful striker has been on fire this season. He has scored 18 goals in 26 Super Lig appearances for Hatayspor (Transfermarkt).

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Boupendza is a great finisher and dribbler and is also very strong in the air according to Who Scored.

The 24-year-old isn’t great at holding up the ball, however, nor is he a very good passer (Who Scored). In all honesty though, the fact that the Gabon international is a natural goalscorer is a huge plus, regardless of other weakness in his game.

The pacy front-man could be available for around £7 million this summer according to 90 Min.

Although he is completely unproven in the Premier League, that seems like good value.

And West Ham signing Boupendza this summer would be a calculated risk from the club.