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West Ham: Hammers make club-record bid for Andrea Belotti

West Ham: Hammers make club-record bid for Andrea Belotti - West Ham

West Ham have had a club-record bid rejected by Torino for striker Andrea Belotti.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Serie A club rejected an offer of €50 million (£44.94 million) plus midfielder Pedro Obiang from the Hammers for their captain as the report states that Torino have no interest in selling Belotti this summer.

West Ham are still in the hunt for Maxi Gomez as Sky Sports News report whilst Manuel Pellegrini has also already sold Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic this summer, with Andy Carroll also gone on a free following the expiration of his contract (per West Ham’s official website).

With Javier Hernandez the only recognised striker in the squad (per Transfermarkt), although he has been linked with a move away from West Ham this summer according to Football Italia, signing a new striker is seemingly an important objective for the Hammers in this transfer window, and Belotti would be an excellent addition.

Comparing the Italian striker to the aforementioned Gomez as well as Arnautovic on WhoScored, it shows why West Ham have been quick to move on to Belotti.

The 25-year-old forward scored more goals than both Gomez and Arnautovic with 15 compared to the other strikers’ 12 and 10. Belotti also averaged more shots per game at 3.4 to the duo’s 2.3 and 2.2 as well as completing more dribbles per game at 1 to the pair’s 0.4 and 0.7.

Belotti also averaged the same number of key passes per game as Gomez (0.9) as well as averaging a higher average passes per game number than the Uruguayan at 19.8 to the 22-year-old’s 19.2.

West Ham are on the hunt for a striker this summer, and Belotti could be the man to fill that void if the club are to go back in for the Italian.

West Ham fans, would Belotti be a good signing? Let us know!

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