West Ham United are interested in signing Daryl Dike this summer according to a report from TEAMtalk.
The 20-year-old Orlando City owned striker is currently on loan in the Championship with Barnsley.
And he could be available for around £17 million this summer (TEAMtalk).
David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium before the start of next season.
Michail Antonio is currently West Ham’s only recognised senior striker.
And that quite simply isn’t good enough for a club with European aspirations.
The Hammers have been linked with a plethora of centre-forwards since January. There is a new name to add to that list now with TEAMtalk reporting that Daryl Dike is a target for David Moyes.
West Ham smart to be moving for Daryl Dike?
The United States international is a big and powerful striker.
He has impressed for Barnsley since joining the club at the start of February, scoring five goals in 11 Championship outings so far (Transfermarkt).
Spending £17 million on a striker who has zero Premier League experience and is still developing would be a huge risk for West Ham to take, however.
There quite simply must be better ready-made options out there for the Hammers.
The only way signing Dike would make sense would be if West Ham brought in a more established striker as well this summer.
Whether the Hammers board are prepared to spend that kind off money during the off-season, however, remains to be seen.