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West Ham: Hammers keeping tabs on Fedor Chalov

West Ham: Hammers keeping tabs on Fedor Chalov

West Ham United are believed to have Fedor Chalov on their list of transfer targets this summer, according to ExWHUemployee.

Speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday 10th July, 38mins), the reliable insider revealed the CSKA Moscow forward is someone that is being potentially looked at.

It was mentioned that he might be far down the list of targets though, as it is understood to be rather extensive and Sebastien Haller is believed to be the preferred choice for the Hammers at the moment.

Chalov has been incredible for CSKA Moscow over the last 12 months and it should not be a surprise to hear that West Ham are attracted to potentially signing him this summer.

The 21-year-old was in exceptional form for his club last season, as he recorded 17 goals and seven assists in his 37 appearances (Transfermarkt), including one against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage.

Chalov, who has played for Russia’s senior national side twice, might still be a young player, however, he could still develop into a top talent under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean manager is known to like to mentor those in the early stages of their career (Sky Sports), although West Ham could arguably do with an established forward to spearhead the attack following the departure of Marko Arnautovic.

The Russian appears to be a natural finisher and rather instinctive when in the penalty area (YouTube), however, he is more than happy to shoot from range, something the Hammers have lacked in recent years as they like to create opportunities by playing through balls to their attackers (WhoScored).

Chalov can create a number of chances with his style of play as well, with Total Football Analysis giving him a glowing review regarding his ability as they write that his movement off-the-ball is exceptional.

West Ham fans, would you like to see Chalov at the London Stadium in the upcoming campaign? Let us know what your thoughts are by sharing them in the comments section below!

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