West Ham United have allegedly been presented with yet another chance to sign Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata.

That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that the Hammers could face competition from Newcastle for the 31-year-old hitman in the January transfer window.

West Ham had a bid accepted for the Colombia international back in January but unfortunately, we just couldn’t get a deal for the forward over the line in time.

David Moyes’s search for a striker ended in the summer, when he brought Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium for around £35 million (Sky Sports).

Duvan Zapata (L) of Atalanta BC in action during the Serie A...
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It could be argued that the Scot needs to add another forward to his ranks though, if West Ham are to remain competitive.

And it seems as though Moyes will have a chance to do exactly that…

West Ham have another chance to sign striker

Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Hammers can sign Zapata this summer, if Moyes still wants him at the London Stadium.

Described as ‘deadly’ by talkSPORT, the 31-year-old would be a superb addition for West Ham in my opinion.

It must be said though, he’d be far from a signing made with one eye on the future! For the here and now though, Moyes won’t be able to do much better than the Colombian ace.

Zapata was in fine form in Italy last season, racking up 13 goals and seven assists in 32 games for Atalanta. He also boasts a decent career record of 151 goals and 60 assists in in 398 games (Transfermarkt).

West Ham have another chance to sign Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata
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The South American hitman seems to possess all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

Zapata stands at 6ft 2in tall, and possesses an impressive build and physique. He is strong as an ox and has pace in abundance.

He was valued around £40 million (The Sun), although that asking price may now have dropped, with just 18 months remaining on his current deal with Atalanta.

Perhaps a fee closer to £15-20 million would be a fair price to pay for the South American forward.

And if West Ham do sign the Atalanta striker for that kind of money in January, I’d be more than happy.

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