West Ham and Liverpool both want to sign Patson Daka this summer according to reports from Salzburger Nachrichten and Area Napoli.

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The 22-year-old Red Bull Salzburg hitman has been in electric form this season.

He has absolutely lit up the Austrian Bundesliga. 34 goals and 12 assists in just 42 games is nothing to be sniffed at (Transfermarkt), that’s for sure.

At just 22, Daka could very well go on to become one of the very best strikers in the world.

And he could be picked up for just £17 million this summer (Salzburger Nachrichten). What an incredible bargain that would be!

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West Ham and Liverpool target Patson Daka (Photo by Guenther Iby/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

West Ham to beat Liverpool to Patson Daka?

According to a report from Zam Foot, the Hammers are currently leading the race to sign the fleet-footed Zambian.

Both David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp are allegedly in the race for Daka’s signature.

 

By all accounts, the RB Salzburg ace is more likely to be plying his trade at the London Stadium rather than Anfield next season.

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Patson Daka celebrates after scoring for RB Salzburg (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

And what a huge statement of intent it would be from West Ham if we signed Patson Daka this summer.

The fact that we are even being mentioned as possibly beating Liverpool to his signature is a sign of real progress.

With Europa League football on the horizon, Moyes will probably be able to attract players of a greater calibre to East London this summer.

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And beating Liverpool to Daka could very well just be the start of things to come.

At the same time, it would be a big blow for Klopp, with the German thought to be keen to freshen ups his attacking options at Anfield this summer.

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