According to a report from Calcio Mercato, West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to bring £12 million-rated Roma striker Edin Dzeko the London Stadium to this summer.
The Hammers desperately need more competition for Sebastien Haller in the final third.
Albian Ajeti is not good enough. And West Ham manager David Moyes must address that weakness in his squad this summer.
Calcio Mercato claims that the Scot could look to Roma hitman Dzeko to solve his attacking problems.
The 34-year-old has enjoyed a wonderfully successful career in the game this far. And he has scored regularly everywhere he has played.
Dzeko has bagged 105 goals in 2018 games for Roma, having racked up 72 in 189 appearances for Manchester City and 85 in 142 outings for Wolfsburg (Transfermarkt).
In total throughout his career, the 107 caps Bosnia international has scored 336 goals in 702 games for club and country.
The problem obviously is that he is now 34, and his £130,000 per week wages could prove to be tricky for West Ham as well.
Moyes has repeatedly insisted that he wants to sign young and hungry players with great engines and a point to prove. So the Hammers signing Dzeko wouldn’t really make sense.
Sure, he has a fantastic goal record and is proven in the Premier League. But he probably only has one or two more seasons left at the highest level.
And the Bosnian would be another expensive signing, as far as his salary goes.
West Ham need to head in a new direction. Dzeko has been a top class player throughout his career.
But in this stage of the Hammers’ evolution, the 34-year-old is not the right man for them.