With the transfer rumour mill in full swing, West Ham United have been linked with numerous strikers.

It is no secret that the Hammers want to sign one or two forwards this summer after last season’s captures – Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri – proved to be flops.

Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have been out injured for most of the year so we need someone to stay fit and grab 15 league goals at least.

This man could be Montpellier striker Steve Mounie, who has recently been linked with a move, according to The Mirror.

Mounie is also wanted by Watford and West Brom but he would be a good target man for us to focus on.


Very much in the mould of Andy Carroll, the 22-year-old is a physical presence up front and his main strength is his aerial ability.

However, Mounie is also very good with the ball at his feet and his hold up play is exceptional.

With 14 goals for a mid-table team in Ligue 1 last season – and a further 3 assists – Mounie is likely to attract plenty of interest this summer.

Rated at £4.68m by Transfermarkt, a move for the Benin international should be a no-brainer at that price.

However, The Mirror believe that the fee could be up to £13m instead.

The 22-year-old is still young and his talent is raw so this price could prove to be a snip if he can replicate his form in England and continue to improve as a player.