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West Ham: Answer to an Andy Carroll replacement lies in Andrej Kramaric

West Ham: Answer to an Andy Carroll replacement lies in Andrej Kramaric - West Ham

West Ham signing Andy Carroll was always going to be a gamble for the club, and after seven seasons in east London, it all comes to an end.

Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly set to release Carroll this summer when his contract expires this season, along with a slew of names who will be ending their time in east London, and fans will be expecting replacements in the upcoming transfer window.

The attack is already surely set for a major rehaul this summer, and with Carroll leaving it is likely the West Ham boss will have a lot of work to do in order to improve this area of the team, and one name who has been thrown about could help the club massively.

According to CalcioMercato, the Hammers are interested in Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric, who has been in scintillating form this season in the Bundesliga with 16 goals and four assists in 28 appearances for the German side.

If West Ham are to improve their attack and replace Carroll, Kramaric, who is valued at £31.5 million on Transfermarkt, would be a smart target to fill such a quota.

The Croatian international has experience in the Premier League with a brief spell at Leicester City, in which he was considered a flop, but since then the striker has grown leaps and bounds as an attacker since his move to Germany, flourishing as one of the top strikers in the country as well as a major threat for his national team, and Kramaric would suit West Ham to a tee.

His physical presence and ability to hold up play make him ideal for the Hammers system, and with players like Felipe Anderson around him to support and create chances for, Kramaric would be a major coup for the club.

Carroll will be missed by the fans, but in Kramaric supporters will have a new striker to call their own and a player who can take the club into an exciting future.

West Ham fans, would Kramaric be a good signing for the Hammers? Let us know!

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