West Ham could make a move for a Real Madrid hero under Julen Lopetegui.

You can never predict what’s going to happen in football. Leicester winning the title, Ipswich getting back-to-back promotions, Denmark and Greece winning the Euros – there are countless underdog stories that have shocked the world. However, one thing absolutely no one would have guessed is that Joselu would become a hero for Real Madrid.

To say he was woeful in the Premier League would be an understatement. Across three seasons combined at Stoke and Newcastle, he only ever scored 10 goals. Once he moved back to Spain though, he started finding the back of the next more consistently, hitting double digits in the previous 4 campaigns, earning himself a move to Real Madrid.

What’s even stranger than his move to Madrid though is the fact that the 34-year-old has been worth every penny purely due to his Performance on Wednesday night. The Spanish giants looked like they could be going out of the Champions League, being one goal down with just a few minutes of normal time to go. However, a Joselu brace in the 88th and 91st minute sent the Galacticos all the way to Wembley to face Dortmund in the final.

Obviously, given Lopetegui’s nationality and experience working in Spain, it would be fair to assume that he will have his eye on a fair few candidates in his home country. GIVEMESPORT reports that one of his first signings could be the veteran Spanish striker.

Given his age and previous track record in England, it would be a bit of a strange move. If he is purely a rotational player though, his wages are not that high at 40k a week so he could be a good option to come off the bench. He clearly knows how to perform in the big games and that makes him a brilliant player to have at any team’s disposal.

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