West Ham could move for a striker in the January transfer window.
With Marko Arnautovic’s knee proving a constant problem, West Ham’s first choice striker might be ruled out at any moment.
Losing him would be a blow, especially as Javier Hernandez has had problems too. Also, Andy Carroll’s injury record is well documented.
According to reports emerging from Italy, West Ham could turn to a Serie A striker in January.
West Ham could make a January move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko. According to Calcio Mercato, via Football-Italia, Dzeko is a potential target for the Hammers.
And West Ham are willing to pay up to €25m for the 32-year-old, who is stalling over a new contract with Roma.
The Italian giants are hoping to tie Dzeko down to a new deal but want to lower his wage.
Dzeko’s demands are too high for Roma so West Ham might look to poach him.
And the Irons hope that they have a trump card up their sleeve. West Ham will offer Dzeko a director’s role for after his playing days.
He has recently completed his Sports Management degree from the University of Sarajevo and wants to take that career path once his playing days are over.
Who is Edin Dzeko?
Dzeko is a proven goal scorer in England and Italy.
He played for Manchester City between 2011 and 2016, racking up a tally of 50 Premier League goals.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is his country’s highest goal scorer of all time with 55 goals in 97 games.
He previously worked with Manuel Pellegrini at Man City and could reunite with the current Hammers boss.
As per The Mirror, Dzeko recently expressed his desire to move to the Premier League and is a target for Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Southampton.