By Adefunmiloye Alani

15th Dec, 2021 | 5:45pm

West Ham are interested in Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in January

West Ham are interested in signing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in January, according to trusted club source ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers are looking to strengthen their attack heading into the second half of 2021-22, and it appears they will look to snap up the Serbian international when the winter transfer window opens.

ExWHUemployee claims that the London Stadium outfit have watched Mitrovic, 27, closely and have admired for many years.

Solid option

The Serbian has 22 goals and five assists in 21 Championship appearances for the Craven Cottage outfit so far this term, and he is largely the reason why they are leading the way in the division.

It is hard to see Fulham letting go of such a quality finisher midway through a promotion-chasing campaign, but West Ham could do with such a hitman given Michail Antonio’s recent struggles.

David Moyes’ men have been punching above their weight in recent months, and with Champions League football possible next season, Mitrovic could be open to joining them next month.

The Hammers will need to part with a lot of cash to have a chance of tempting Fulham into selling, though.

He scored just three goals and made three assists in 27 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers in 2020-21, and while that could see many doubt his ability to impress in the top-flight, he only started 13 of those games.

Mitrovic scored 11 times in 37 top-flight games in 2018-19, but his return of 26 goals in 41 Championship games the following campaign hints at the fact that he is proven goalscorer in the division.

Antonio has not scored in West Ham’s last seven league games, and there is no denying that he could do with a quality cover and competition like the Fulham hitman going forward.

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