West Ham have reignited their interest in Englishman playing abroad after his price tag got slashed in half.

There’s three things West Ham need to be on the lookout for this Summer: making sure they have sufficient depth, good deals and homegrown players. While it’s hard to get all three in one, if they can it would be ideal.

Well, the Record reports that they could be about to do just that by signing Marcus Edwards. While he hasn’t had the greatest season for Sporting Lisbon, he has still managed a goal involvement in roughly every 3 league games.

The 25-year-old was linked with a move to the London Stadium back in the January transfer window but the Portuguese side were demanding a staggering £51 million for his signature – a ridiculous figure that is nowhere near what he’s worth. Fortunately, they are said to be much more reasonable with their demands this time around and have dropped their demands by over 50% to £25 million.

For that price, he could very well be worth the risk, especially if he’s primarily being signed as backup to either Bowen or Kudus. He failed to impress in his home country when he was much younger, but he’s come on leaps and bounds since then as a player. As he begins to approach his prime, this could be the perfect time to sign him.

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