According to a report by Turkish newspaper Sozcu, via Sport Witness, GSB and West Ham United are now interested in signing Beskitas forward Cyle Larin this summer.
The Lowdown: Hammers striker search continues
Irons boss David Moyes has been on the hunt for a new forward since January, with the Scotsman himself confirming that bids had indeed been lodged in attempts to bolster the forward line.
Now, it is seen as one of the priority positions for West Ham alongside a permanent deal for 2020/2021 loanee Jesse Lingard (Claret & Hugh).
The Latest: West Ham now want Larin
Sozcu, bringing an update from the continent, now believe that West Ham and GSB want to sign 23-goal striker Larin this summer with West Bromwich Albion also interested.
The Turkish Super Lig club will apparently demand around €10-15m (£8.6m-£12.9m) for Larin which could come as quite a meagre fee given his stellar contributions.
Over 2020/2021, the 26-year-old bagged 19 top flight goals, three Turkish Cup strikes and one in the Champions League qualifying rounds – racking up an impressive total overall.
As such, West Ham now allegedly want him as Moyes scours the market for a prolific forward.
The Verdict: Bargain for the Hammers?
Lauded as an ‘absolute predator’ by Canada head coach John Herdman (via Total Soccer News), Larin could be exactly what West Ham need despite his lack of experience in a competitive division like the Premier League.
He also averaged an impressive 2.1 shots per 90 for Besiktas over 2020/2021 domestically and won six Man of the Match awards (WhoScored) – potentially highlighting he would be a snip for his alleged price tag.
A dominant force in the air too, winning 2.3 aerial duels per match on average, Larin may be the perfect surprise striking option for West Ham this summer.
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