West Ham is reportedly expressing interest in Spartak Moscow striker Jordan Larsson, but faces competition from a European giant.
Following the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January, West Ham have been looking for a new striker. They were unable to sign a replacement when the winter transfer window was still open. David Moyes said they were taking a different approach and he would weigh his options in the summer.
They don’t seem to be suffering too much without depth up front. Remaining in an unlikely hunt for a place in the Champions League, they are in the top four with eight games to play.
But adding another center forward to their squad next season could give them a big boost. With that in mind, they continue to be linked with a number of options.
According to Goal, one name that is now on their radar is Larsson. The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in the Russian top flight this season in 23 appearances.
His name may sound familiar and, in fact, he is the son of former Manchester United and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson.
It seems that scoring runs run in the family and Larsson Junior could soon prove his worth on a bigger stage.
Goal says West Ham are fans of the Dutch-born Swedish international. However, so is Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund is preparing to bid for Erling Haaland this summer. With 49 goals in 51 appearances for the club, the Norwegian will soon make the jump from Dortmund.
Players like Manchester City and Chelsea are considering a move for the 20-year-old. Dortmund keep calm and Plan to retain him for another seasonAlthough that means they could lose it because of its 75 million euro buyout clause in 2022.
However, if a big offer comes in, the Bundesliga club may have to change its plans. Therefore, they are currently exploring possible replacements.
They might even pounce on Larsson if Haaland stays, as they still need reinforcements for their main man. It could play out there until you’re ready to put yourself in the shoes of the former RB Salzburg star.
However, West Ham is also watching and will be intrigued by Larsson’s versatility. He has mainly played as a center forward this season, bringing out the best in himself, but he has played as a winger in the past.
It cost Spartak Moscow 4 million euros to sign him in 2019 and it is likely that his price has increased since then.
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West Ham linked with more forwards
Another striker who has been linked to West Ham is Raúl De Tomás from Espanyol.
De Tomás remained despite the fact that Espanyol suffered relegation last season and has continued to demonstrate its importance in the Spanish second division.
But bigger things could appeal to the 26-year-old and Transfers have linked him to Leeds, Leicester and West Ham.
Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri has been mentioned as another option, but De Tomas may be easier to acquire. In general, it seems that West Ham is throwing its net all over the place in hopes of finding the right solution.
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