With the way West Ham United have been playing recently, it would appear that there is a sense that their season is finished and that there is nothing left to play for. The Hammers continue to put in a mixed bag of performances and with Chelsea coming up on Monday, there might well be some anxious and nervy fans watching on.
There is no doubt that Manuel Pellegrini’s side have improved considerably over the last 12 months, as they have been struggling with relegation battles in recent campaigns, although there are still areas that they can improve.
Adding a striker is one such issue that needs addressing in the summer and it appears one of their reported targets could be made the highest earner at the club if he were to join them.
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According to a report by The Express, West Ham are prepared to offer Edin Dzeko a contract worth over £165,000-a-week to convince him to join them at the London Stadium, which would make him the club’s highest-earner.
It is claimed that the Hammers could be in a good position to strike a deal with the Bosnia international as he is set to leave AS Roma and would prefer a move to the capital, rather than head to Merseyside where he has been linked with a move to Everton.
The rumour mill regarding Dzeko and West Ham has been going on for what seems like an eternity, so whether there is any truth in the latest claims remains to be seen.
What can be taken from the speculation is that Pellegrini obviously seems keen on reuniting with his former Manchester City hitman and that may not actually be a bad thing for the club.
Dzeko knows exactly what the Chilean wants and expects from his players and could easily line up in the side and get straight to work. The 33-year-old has proven over time that he can continue to find the back of the net on a regular basis and score goals in whatever competition he is playing in.
However, whether making him their highest earner is a good thing would remain doubtable. West Ham are not generally a side to splash out loads of money on players and with a man that is likely only going to be at the top of his game for a couple more years, is it really worth spending so much on him?
West Ham fans, what do you make of the club’s plans to make Dzeko the highest earner? Do you think it is a good idea or would the money be better off spent elsewhere? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.