West Ham are competing with Premier League title contenders for the signature of Albert Gudmundsson this month.

It seems like West Ham are going to do everything in their power to bring in an attacker in January. Their recent injuries have made the club realise how poor their fringe players are and with the sake of Said Benrahma looking highly likely, it is clear to see that they need to sign someone.

Unsurprisingly, the main priority has shifted from a striker to a left winger this window. Jack Clarke, Steven Bergwijn and Jonathan Ross have all been linked with a move to the London Stadium.

However, Calcio Mercato believes that it could be Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson that the Hammers sign. The 26 year old has scored 11 goals and assisted a further 3 in just 21 games this season. His versatility and pace make him the ideal addition to David Moyes’ side.

The Icelandic international is not expected to cost too much either, with a price tag in the region of £22 million. If this is the case, West Ham should be able to afford him if Benrahma is sold. 

Unfortunately, the Irons are not the only Premier League side monitoring his situation. Aston Villa are expected to try and sign him this month, leaving the two claret and blues to go head to head for his signature. On top of this, Juventus, Napoli Roma and both Milan clubs are also interested. 

Undoubtedly, he would be a sensational signing but having so many clubs interested could raise massive issues. The last thing our Irons need is to get caught up in a bidding war. If we can somehow get ahead of the curve and sign him before anyone else makes a move, then he could be the player to complete our attack.

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