It is no secret that West Ham United are very keen to add at least one new striker this summer.

This has been the Hammers’ downfall over the past few years.

Andy Carroll has been impressive when fit but is only available for half a season due to injury problems.

Diafra Sakho has also been plagued with injuries, as well as his bad attitude.

Jonathan Calleri’s loan has been largely unsuccessful and he is likely to leave once his temporary deal expires.

West Ham’s new striker search has taken them to Barcelona, according to reports in the media.

The Daily Star are reporting that West Ham United have held discussions over a possible transfer swoop for highly rated Barcelona wonder-kid Jordi Mboula.

Jordi Mboula has risen to prominence after scoring a spectacular goal against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League.

The Spain U19 international reportedly has a £4.1m release clause in his Barcelona contract, which West Ham could trigger.

With Monaco and Benfica also interested in the 18-year-old, Barcelona are looking into a deal which would see them sell Mboula with a buy-back clause – similar to what they did when they let Gerard Deulofeu join Everton.