West Ham and Tottenham could be set to battle it out for Wolfsburg hitman Wout Weghorst this summer according to a report from The Athletic.

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And with Europa League football on offer at the London Stadium next season, perhaps the Hammers have an advantage over Spurs.

West Ham finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last season, one place above Tottenham.

That meant that Spurs missed out on the Europa League and qualified for the UEFA Conference League instead.

The tournament is awash with minnows from the deepest, darkest corners of the continent.

The Europa League, meanwhile, has some great teams with huge reputations in the draw.

West Ham and Tottenham target Wout Weghorst in action (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

West Ham have advantage over Tottenham in Wout Weghorst race

The 28-year-old Dutchman is being monitored by both the Hammers and Spurs according to The Athletic.

 

It his claimed that Wolfsburg will sell the 6ft 6in target man but for no less than €30 million (£25 million) according to The Athletic.

Weghorst would be a superb signing for West Ham or Tottenham.

He possesses an impressive career record with 154 goals in 352 games to his name (Transfermarkt).

Wout Weghorst celebrates after scoring for Wolfsburg (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Weghorst scored 25 goals in 41 games for Wolfsburg last season (Transfermarkt).

The Holland international is an absolute menace in the air. He would provide the Hammers or Spurs with a totally different option through the middle, especially when either team are playing against a deep block and need more of an aerial threat.

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We think that maybe, just maybe, West Ham could be a more attractive prospect than Tottenham this summer. Perhaps we’re just biased.

But the chance to play against the likes of Lazio, Napoli, Lyon and Marseille sounds a lot more appealing than games against such teams as Inter Turku from Finland and Bala Town from Wales!

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