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West Ham make £7m Aaron Boupendza bid - report
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West Ham make £7m Aaron Boupendza bid - report

West Ham have made an €8 million (£7 million) bid for Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza according to a report from Fanatik.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a new striker this summer.

The Scot’s pursuit of an established front-man has been ongoing since Sebastien Haller left the London Stadium to link up with Ajax in January.

West Ham must have been linked with moves to sign at least 30 or 40 strikers over the past few months.

One of them was Hatayspor ace Aaron Boupendza.

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And now it seems as though our interest has just got more concrete.

West Ham make Boupendza bid

Fanatik claims that the Hammers have lodged a £7 million bid for the striker.

If accepted, West Ham could have secured themselves a real bargain.

The striker scored 22 goals in 36 league games last season (Transfermarkt).

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Boupendza, 24, is a great finisher and dribbler and is also very strong in the air according to Who Scored.

The fact that the Gabon International knows where the back of the net is will be huge for us.

Moyes desperately needs a clinical goalscorer to support Michail Antonio this season.

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And if finances at the London Stadium are as tight as reports suggest, then spending £7 million on Boupendza would be a wise move from West Ham.