West Ham have reportedly come close to agreeing a £40 million deal for a striker.

It’s absolutely crucial that West Ham find a suitable replacement for Michail Antonio this Summer. The 34-year-old struggles to finish a match and playing week in week out for a whole season just isn’t possible for him due to his injury record.

Fortunately, a number of replacements have been lined up with the likes of Guirassy and En Nesyri all being linked with a move to the London Stadium. However, according to journalist Marcos Duran, the Hammers have actually submitted a bid for Samu Omorodion of Atletico Madrid.

The 20-year-old spent the season on loan to Alaves and managed an impressive 8 goals in his full debut season. Much like Antonio, the Spaniard is extremely physical and likes to bully defenders as well as having great pace. His work rate and link-up play could make him a brilliant player under Julen Lopetegui.

The Hammers have apparently had a bid of £29 million plus a further £10 million in add-ons rejected and the Madrid side are holding out for £40 million flat out. They only signed him last season for a measly £6 million so this would represent a massive profit.

Signing someone so raw for that amount of money is a massive risk, but he’s proven himself in such a small amount of time. He could go on to be a world-class centre-forward and our Irons have to really think about how likely he is to fulfil his potential. If they believe he can then he’s an absolute must buy.

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