West Ham’s quest for a striker has led them to line up a shock move for Stoke City outcast Mame Biram Diouf, according to reports.
As per The Sun’s deadline day live blog [10:53AM], West Ham, Burnley and Hull City are eyeing a loan move for Diouf.
West Ham’s striker search
West Ham could get rid of one of their strikers by tonight’s deadline and bring in a new forward on loan.
But a new name has popped up: Stoke’s fringe player Diouf.
Who is Mame Biram Diouf?
Diouf has been with Stoke since 2014, having previously played for Manchester United and Hannover 96.
The 31-year-old scored 23 Premier League goals in four seasons with the Potters, operating as a centre-forward, winger and even as a wing-back.
But this season, he has struggled in the Championship. The Senegal international has failed to find the net in nine appearances for Stoke this term.
This seems like a bizarre potential signing and Diouf would almost certainly be a downgrade on the current options.