West Ham United have made a surprise approach to sign former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou before the transfer deadline, that is according to a report from German news outlet Kicker.
The Ivorian is currently playing for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, but he has found himself out of favour this season and has featured just seven times in all competitions including three starts (Transfermarkt).
And with the German outfit having signed Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan, Kalou’s opportunities are likely to be even more limited, so it seems unlikely that manager Jurgen Klinsmann would stop him from moving on.
The Hammers are thought to be keen on bringing in a new forward player, with their current crop struggling to find the back of the net. Sebastien Haller has only scored twice in his last 16 Premier League appearances (Transfermarkt), whilst their only other striker Albian Ajeti hasn’t scored at all this term for West Ham (Transfermarkt).
However, it seems that most Irons supporters do not want the club to sign the 34-year-old. Indeed many have taken to Twitter to suggest it would be a poor addition, with one claiming that they’d rather have Modibo Maiga back, a man who scored just seven goals in 45 games during his time with the club (Transfermarkt).
Here is what some had to say…
Nah, you’re alright. I’d rather have Maiga back. 🤣🤣
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) January 29, 2020
Decent signing……if it was 2012
— 父 WestHamGeezer 父 (@geezerWESTHAM75) January 29, 2020
@ExWHUemployee please please please tell us this isn’t remotely true 😐
— 🏴LewisBurrell1106⚒ (@LewisBurrell4) January 29, 2020
Has to be a wind up
— andrew bellinger (@205hammer) January 29, 2020
That would be a good signing 10 years ago
— Mick C (@mchalk99) January 30, 2020
😂😂😂 sorry but this would be such a pointless signing & a complete waste of money.
— William Field (@wilfield71) January 30, 2020
Omg this is beyond a joke. In fact it’s completely typical of a West Ham signing !!! Haha
— Antony Martin (@antonymmartin84) January 30, 2020
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