According to Portuguese media outlet O Jogo, West Ham have enquired about signing Benfica hitman Haris Seferović.

The Hammers are desperately light in the attacking department. £45 million summer signing Sebastien Haller has failed to impress at the London Stadium, scoring just six goals thus far.

And West Ham could really do with another established hitman, as they fight to avoid relegation.

O Jogo claims that the Hammers have identified Seferović as a potential option, although they could face competition from Tottenham for the Switzerland international’s signature.

A deal to sign the 27-year-old might prove tricky, however, with O Jogo suggesting that Benfica are not prepared to loan him out, and will only consider offers upwards of €30 million (£25.3 million) for his services.

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Haris Seferović (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Could Seferovic make a difference for West Ham?

The Swiss striker has hardly been in prolific form this season. He has scored just six goals in 27 appearances for Benfica (Transfermarkt).

The 64-capped Switzerland international also boasts a fairly underwhelming career record, with 87 goals in 341 games (Transfermarkt).

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Haris Seferović (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

In 17 league games for Benfica this season, Seferović has racked up just two goals and two assists. He has also averaged just 1.8 shots, 0.7 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game in those outings (Who Scored).

From those stats, it could be argued that the Benfica hitman is not the type of player West Ham need at all. And certainly not for the reported fee of £25.3 million.

The Hammers need a proven goalscorer, and ideally someone with Premier League experience.

There is surely better value to be had out there.

And perhaps this is one that West Ham should avoid.

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