West Ham United have been gifted a chance to sign Martin Braithwaite in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Striker wanted
According to Claret & Hugh, one of the main priorities for the Irons in the summer transfer market is to sign a new striker who can give sufficient cover to Michail Antonio.
He suffered from a number of injury problems in the 2020/21 season, and with David Moyes’ team now in the Europa League, they will surely need to add to their squad depth.
The Latest: Braithwaite chance
According to AS, Barcelona are hoping to recoup some money by selling Braithwaite following the arrivals of both Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay.
The news outlet suggested that since he was ‘close’ to joining the Hammers last term, the east Londoners could be given another chance in trying to secure his signature.
The Verdict: Sign
Although he is 30 years of age, and may not be the kind of glamour signing that some of the Irons faithful may be seeking, Braithwaite would certainly be a smart buy for West Ham.
Fresh off the back of a successful Euro 2020 campaign with Denmark, where they were only knocked out at the semi-final stage by England with a 2-1 defeat after extra-time, he certainly still has a lot to offer.
Should West Ham sign Braithwaite?
Once dubbed as an ‘exceptional’ player by former Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis when he was at the Riverside Stadium (Hartlepool Mail), Braithwaite is still capable of performing at the highest level; and with no fewer than 103 senior goals in total over the course of his career for both club and country, he is clearly adept at finding the back of the net.
Braithwaite would likely only be a back-up option for Antonio, which could make a potential deal very appealing for West Ham.
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