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West Ham United: Hammers striker search ‘could lead to a move’ for Luuk de Jong

West Ham United: Hammers striker search ‘could lead to a move’ for Luuk de Jong -West Ham Transfer Rumours

According to 90min, West Ham United manager David Moyes’ search for a new striker ‘could lead to a move’ for Sevilla ace Luuk de Jong.

The Lowdown: West Ham in striker hunt…

Claret & Hugh first revealed that signing a new forward as a back up and an alternative option to Michail Antonio was one of the Scotsman’s top priorities for this window alongside landing a centre-back and Jesse Lingard.

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However, over two months after that report, it appears the Irons are no closer to finally sealing a new centre-forward option for Moyes.

They have been offered the likes of Alassane Plea and are currently linked with a late move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi, with 90min now bringing a fresh link.

The Latest: West Ham could now swoop for de Jong…

As per the news source, Moyes and West Ham could move for La Liga hitman de Jong as their options wear thin.

The towering 6 foot 2 forward, an established international with the Netherlands, may now become an option for the Irons as the club look to address the attacking areas before August 31.

It is also claimed de Jong ‘will be allowed to leave’ the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium this summer as Sevilla close in on a deal for Wolves forward Rafa Mir.

The Verdict: Right man?

Valued at around £9 million by Transfermarkt, the experienced forward could prove to be a capable back up option for Antonio given his very good track record with injuries especially.

Scoring 201 career goals in total since his professional debut in 2008/2009, the 38-cap forward isn’t exactly a star name who would overwhelmingly excite supporters but could prove a capable option.

He has played 39 games or more in six of his last seven seasons and may be a reliable choice given West Ham’s more highly congested fixture schedule this year.

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