West Ham have reportedly reignited their interest in signing a prolific European striker.

Michail Antonio has been absolutely vital to West Ham over his near decade at the club and his recent performances have been a joy to watch. However, everyone knows he is not a viable option to play all game every game due to his age and fitness. As a result, the Hammers desperately need to bring in a forward this Summer.

Their previous attempts at replacing the Jamaican international have been fruitless with all except Danny Ings leaving within a year of being at the club – and he certainly hasn’t had a successful time in East London.

With a new manager coming in though, the system the Hammers play may no longer be as reliant on a player exactly like Antonio.

HITC reports that West Ham have reignited their interest in AZ Alkmaar’s Vangelis Pavlidis. The Greek striker has scored an unbelievable 33 goals across all competitions this season. His overall game is extremely strong, possessing great finishing, passing, dribbling and he even is great at winning the ball back.

With just a year remaining on the 25-year-old’s contract, it may be the perfect time for West Ham to sign such an excellent goal-scorer on the cheap. Obviously, there will be competition for his signature but he has expressed a clear desire to play in the Premier League and he could easily walk in as the Hammers best No.9.

Ultimately, where they may fall short is if an English club with European football comes in for him. However, with his help, that’s something our Irons can easily achieve next season. If they do pull it off, the club may finally have someone for Antonio to pass the torch onto.

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