West Ham could do better in the transfer window than signing Valentin Castellanos from the MLS.

According to the Daily Mirror back in May, the Hammers have been linked with a transfer move for MLS striker.

A deal of around £12.8 million would be enough to persuade his club, New York City, to part ways with the 23-year-old. However, this might not be the best idea for West Ham.

Despite the Argentine’s obvious goal-scoring record over the past few seasons, it is important to remember the calibre of talent across the Premier League in comparison to the MLS.

The forward scored 19 goals in 32 league appearances last season, and has already notched seven goals in 11 games this term.

However, with the Hammers aiming to become an established top six side in the Premier League over the next few campaigns, this transfer would not be the statement signing that the club needs to make.

In order to prove themselves as European regulars, manager David Moyes and his staff should be looking at more established strikers that have good experience on the continent.

As we approach another European tour next season, the club needs all the squad depth and experience they can get in order to compete at a high level.

Valentin CastellanosHowever, Moyes should still be cautious in his approach when signing players, and looking towards the services of Castellanos might not be the best option available.

Looking at his price and his goal-scoring records, the physical striker does have the potential to become a valuable player within the Premier League.

Nonetheless, having not signed a forward in over three transfer windows, it is imperative for West Ham to make this summer count and attract interest from some of the world’s top talents to compete, like we have done, again next season.