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West Ham United: Hammers target Brentford striker Marcus Forss

West Ham United: Hammers target Brentford striker Marcus Forss

Brentford’s Marcus Forss has been in sensational form on loan at AFC Wimbledon, scoring seven goals in eight league games, and now he’s being targeted by West Ham as a potential striking backup option – according to TeamTalk

Forss, who has been a revelation on loan, could reportedly be on his way back to Brentford as the club prepare to recall him – but judging by the Hammers’ interest in the player, it’s doubtful whether they will hold on to him for long.

The Finland U21 international is currently a hot prospect, most recently scoring a sublime hat-trick away to struggling Southend United – prompting the attention of top-flight suitors.

Even though his loanee club are struggling in League One, currently sitting 21st, Forss has been a shining light – so it’s clear why Brentford are so keen to bring him back to the fold with the likes of West Ham and Southampton lurking in the background.

The Bees currently sit 12th in the Championship, and after an impressive 3-1 victory away to QPR on Monday, it seems manager Thomas Frank wants to reinforce his striking options – even despite scoring nine goals in their last three Championship games.

In comparison, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have bagged just 12 goals in ten league games, a fairly average start, and with Sebastien Haller being their only senior out-and-out striker, it wouldn’t hurt to have suitable backup for the upcoming season.

However, despite the Hammers’ reported interest in the forward, they will have to wait until at least January if they want to sign him on a permanent deal.

And given the amount of interest being shown, it is by no means a given that West Ham will be able to make Forss a Hammer should his impressive form continue in the meantime.

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