For Manuel Pellegrini to make them contenders for a European spot, West Ham United need to stock up on some special talents. Yes, they did so last summer, but there’s a lot of work to do still.
Indeed, in the summer overhaul, the Hammers need to attract the best players and especially stock on decisive talent up front.
They’ve been scouting many attacking players recently and according to reports from SportBild (via Tutto Mercato Web), Andrej Kramaric is the latest star on their radar. Excitingly, the Croatian international’s having another stunning season at the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, leading their line in commendable fashion.
Interestingly, Hoffenheim only paid £9.9 million to sign the forward back in 2016.
Kramaric – valued at a big pretty big £31.5m by Transfermarkt – has added a lethal to their attack, finishing off chances effortlessly and rising up to score goals whenever most needed. He’s scored 15 goals in 25 appearances, currently leading the goal-scoring charts at his club. However, he’s not only there to finish off chances, he can create quite a few as well.
A proactive figure who is at the heart of attacking moves throughout, he can revitalize the Hammers attack with his endless vigour. Kramaric’s averaged 3.7 shots per game and 1.7 key passes per game (stats via WhoScored), proving just how influential he is when it comes to stitching together attacks.
Yes, his stint with Leicester City did very little to convince, but the Croatian can work wonders with the creative Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini to produce gold in the attack. Imagine how nice that would be, Hammers fans, a striker who can score actual, real-life goals?
Furthermore, his versatility in attack means he can play as a striker or advanced midfielder as well. Not only would he be the perfect replacement to Marko Arnautovic, but the confident Croatian can add more depth in attack and help create sparks with his overall influence in overseeing devastating attacking moves.
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