West Ham will reportedly have to break their transfer record to sign their top striker target, but it still could be a bargain.

Michail Antonio’s recent resurgence has been an absolute joy to watch. He has been playing how he did a few years ago, bullying defenders and just being the perfect striker to fit David Moyes’ system.

Unfortunately, it is common knowledge that he can not do it for a full 90 minutes very often, especially not game after game. West Ham have tried and failed to replace him numerous times, but it seems like this Summer they’re determined to get it right.

While they will undoubtedly be looking at a number of options, one of the most appealing has been Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke. Prior to this season, the 26-year-olds goal scoring record in the Premier League left a lot to desire. However, the Englishman has finally found his form and has scored an incredible 17 league goals this season.

Understandably, there is expected to be a lot of interest in him this Summer but, according to Football Insider, it looks like West Ham are leading the race.

Surprisingly, despite what earlier reports had suggested, they believe that it would only take £50 million to secure his services. While this would marginally break the Hammers transfer record, that is a perfectly reasonable price for him.

If our Irons do decide to join the race for him, they will have to be prepared to face competition. Convincing him to join West Ham over the likes of Arsenal may prove difficult but it is the sort of statement signing that they need to make.

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