West Ham have focused on bolstering their defensive line in the first month of the summer transfer window but are now ready to chase recruits further up the field.
The Hammers were overly reliant on club-record signing Marko Arnautovic last season and saw another summer recruit, Javier Hernandez, struggle in his return to the Premier League.
Manuel Pellegrini is now eyeing attacking support for Arnautovic and Dutch outlet RTV Oost state this has led the Premier League side to eye a move for AZ Alkmaar’s Wout Weghorst.
Weghorst scored 18 goals for the Eredivisie side last term and earned his Netherlands debut against England in March – and it’s now stated he’s ‘99% likely’ to leave Alkmaar this summer.
West Ham will face competition in the market for the 25-year-old striker, with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg also eyeing a move, and Alkmaar’s director of football Max Huiberts has stated a transfer is likely.
“There is concrete interest in Weghorst. We are busy looking for a successor to him. It will be a player who we believe we can improve, just as we did with Wout.”