By Pranav Shahaney

11th Jun, 2021 | 9:10pm

Besiktas chief confirms bid for Kyle Larin, West Ham could sign him this summer

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has stated that they have received an offer for reported West Ham United target Cyle Larin.

The 26-year-old is understood to be keen on a move to the Premier League [Sozcu], with West Ham being the favourites a couple of weeks ago, according to the same source.

In an interview with Fanatik, Cebi confirmed that the Turkish side had received an offer for Canada international Larin but stated that the club want to keep him and will turn down advances that come their way which do not match their valuation of the player.

He said, “There is an offer for Larin, but we do not intend to sell. We want to keep our squad.

“Players are not given just because there is an offer. The numbers we are facing are not satisfactory.”

Could be considered

Larin is a decent striker but shouldn’t be considered as our primary attacking target if we are to do better than we did this season.

He delivers a goal every other game, with 23 in 45 this past campaign, but he’s doing it in the Turkish league and there’s no guarantee that he replicates these numbers in England.

At 26, one wouldn’t categorise the player as young, and should he take a few years to adapt, he’ll already be on the decline and the club will have to look for alternatives then.

Ideally, we need someone proven in the Premier League or one of Europe’s top five leagues with a consistent goal scoring track record and the experience of finding the back of the net in big games.

In case we’re unable to secure our first-choice targets, Larin would be a decent alternative.

However, he’s not good enough to be our priority and we hope that the bid tabled hasn’t been from us.

In other West Ham news, Hammers-linked defender ‘expected’ to move this summer, could cost £13m – The Athletic

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