West Ham United reportedly made a £40 million bid for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke.

According to The Guardian, Bournemouth hitman Dominic Solanke was the target of a monster bid by West Ham, but the Cherries rejected our summer transfer window advances.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a top-class centre-forward this summer, with Gianluca Scamacca having left to join Atalanta.

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West Ham were linked with a move to sign Solanke at the start of the month.

And now it seems like the Hammers actually made a concrete move for the 25-year-old forward…

West Ham tried to make Dominic Solanke our 3rd most expensive signing of all-time

The Guardian reckon that the Hammers had a £40 million bid for the former Chelsea and Liverpool man knocked back by Bournemouth.

Had the offer been accepted, he would have been our third most expensive signing of all-time behind Lucas Paqueta and Sebastien Haller.

West Ham tried to make Dominic Solanke our 3rd most expensive signing of all-time
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I have to say, I’m delighted that that bid got rejected! And not because Solanke is a terrible player, he’s very good at what he does, but we need a proper goalscorer.

The 25-year-old certainly isn’t that. He has scored just 10 goals in 76 Premier League games for the Cherries (Transfermarkt) – a truly woeful return for a centre-forward.

Sure, he’s a hard-working forward but he’s worth nowhere near £40 million. I wouldn’t have been happy had we signed him for £30 million!

David Moyes needs to be far more ambitious with his striker targets this summer. West Ham signing Dominic Solanke for £40 million would have been a backwards step as far as I’m concerned.


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