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West Ham: Edin Dzeko would be a good signing, but he’s no long-term option

West Ham: Edin Dzeko would be a good signing, but he’s no long-term option

The search for a new striker this summer seems to be done without the hunt even beginning for West Ham.

With Andy Carroll set to leave the club when his contract expires and the futures of Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic all looking unlikely to be with West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini has a mammoth task ahead of him this summer to replace potentially four strikers at the club.

A plethora of names have been linked with a move to east London such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Maxi Gomez, but one player who has been reported quite a lot recently is Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

According to Corriere dello Sport via the Sun, the Bosnian international is a target for both West Ham and Inter Milan this summer with the former Manchester City striker reportedly available for just over £12 million.

At 33, Dzeko, who is valued at £20.07 million (by Transfermarkt), is well into the twilight years of his career, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been lacking in terms of goals. The striker has hit 13 goals in all competitions this season as Roma have had an underwhelming season in both the league and on the continent, currently sitting in 5th in the Serie A table and out of the Champions League at the hands of Porto.

With West Ham looking for a striker this summer, Dzeko could be an ideal option for the Hammers. The Bosnian has proven experience in the Premier League with his four years in England with City where he won two league titles, one of which was under Pellegrini, and scoring 50 goals in 130 appearances.

But, West Ham fans are craving a striker who can produce a consistent flow of goals for years to come, so the Hammers appear to be looking at the wrong man in terms of Dzeko.

Dzeko will offer a steady stream of goals for West Ham, but the club shouldn’t expect to get too much out of him for a long period of time. The striker is in his final years as a top-level player, and the Hammers will need more than the former Man City attacker if they want to revolutionise their striking options for next season.

West Ham fans, would you take Dzeko as a summer signing? Let us know!

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