West Ham linked with switch for Besiktas striker Cyle Larin
West Ham are expected to add at least two strikers in the summer, giving them a few months to identify their goals and decide who is good enough.
Ultimately, it’s difficult to sign a player who guarantees you more than 15 goals in the Premier League. This means that most newcomers come with some risk.
Usually this means picking up someone who is talented but struggling at a bigger club, or they can take a chance on those who impress at a slightly lower level.
A report from ESPN showed that The Hammers actually made an offer for Besiktas striker Cyle Larin in January, but a summer move could now be possible with an expected price of £ 15m.
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It’s an interesting prospect because he’s only 25 and physically the whole package, but it initially looked like the move from MLS to European football was too much.
A loan game in Belgium helped his development and he has scored 13 goals in 25 league games for the Turkish giants this season. So it is enough to point out that he deserves one more step.
He’s a hard-working striker who can dominate in the air or use his pace to get back, but he’s not the most technically gifted player so he’s more at the end of a flank than getting involved in build-up.
It’s not clear if that makes him a perfect fit with the current setup under David Moyes, but he would put an obvious goal threat through the middle, so he’s another name to keep an eye on for the summer.