West Ham United are allegedly eyeing a bargain deal to sign South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo from Bordeaux this summer.

That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claim that the 29-year-old hitman could be available for around €7 million (£6 million) this summer.

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Bordeaux got relegated from Ligue 1 last season and as a result, they have been forced into selling some of their best players.

And consequently, the French side may now lose one of their very best forward players from last season, Hwang Ui-jo.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to bring a new striker to the London Stadium this summer and it seems as though the Scot may well have a good opportunity to do just that for an absolute bargain fee…

West Ham eyeing bargain striker deal

Calciomercato reckon that the East London outfit have made an enquiry for 47-capped South Korea international Hwang Ui-jo.

And the Hammers might have to pay just £6 million to sign him.

The 29-year-old is a hard-working forward and bagged 11 goals and two assists in 32 Ligue 1 outings last season (Transfermarkt).

Hwang Ui-jo is a centre-forward by trade but can also operate anywhere along the front-line – something that will undoubtedly appeal to David Moyes.

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The Bordeaux ace is a very decent player but the fact is, he’ll be 30 in August.

The South Korean is totally unproven in the Premier League and he might find it difficult to adjust to the intense nature of the English game at his age.

£6 million for the forward does sound like very good value indeed for the Hammers.

In my view though, West Ham would be wise to avoid a deal to sign the Bordeaux striker this summer. There are so many better options out there available to us.

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