West Ham United have made an enquiry for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata according to a report from Eurosport.

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The Hammers have been linked with every name under the sun since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

David Moyes absolutely has to get the striker signing spot on in the summer.

In an ideal world, West Ham would sign two or three centre-forwards. Finances will be tight at the London Stadium, however.

So we can most probably only hope for one big money striker signing and one free agent or even a loan deal.

Eurosport claims that the Hammers have £35 million set aside for a new striker this summer.

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West Ham eyeing Duvan Zapata

The Hammers have already made an enquiry for the 16-capped Colombia international (Eurosport).

The 30-year-old striker has been in fine form in Italy this season, racking up 18 goals and 12 assists in 45 games for Atalanta. He also boasts a decent career record of 136 goals in 354 games (Transfermarkt).

Zapata seems to possess all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

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The South American stands at 6ft 2in tall, and possesses an impressive build and physique. He is strong as an ox and has pace in abundance.

Our one issue is that £35 million seems like a lot of money for someone who is 30 and has just two years remaining on his current deal.

If we are to sign Zapata, it needs to be for a sensible fee. Should Atalanta demands in excess of £30 million, however, West Ham should just move on to other targets this summer.

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