West Ham United ready new move to sign Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke after £40m transfer failure
West Ham are set to revive their interest in Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke after having a £40million bid knocked back by the Cherries in July, according to the Sunday People.
The newspaper shared in its print edition [19 November, pg 50] that David Moyes wants to bring another forward to the London Stadium after failing to replace Gianluca Scamacca in the summer.
Solanke still has three years left on his Bournemouth contract, and having scored six goals in 12 Premier League games so far this season, will not come cheap if the Hammers want to get a deal done.
The ideal option
Solanke, on paper, would provide an ideal option to Moyes in terms of what he wants from a striker. A physical presence with great hold-up play and composure on the ball who is also proving to be clinical in front of goal would be perfect.
He suits everything Moyes wants in a striker and would be a huge improvement on anything they have at the moment, but the only drawback to this deal could be the high transfer fee.
It has to be considered that the £40million bid rejected in the summer will now need to be even higher to tempt Bournemouth to sell in January, given his form and importance to their team and the ongoing battle against relegation.
Prices in January usually receive a hike anyway, but considering the goals Solanke has scored, the role he plays for Bournemouth, three years left on his deal and the sale coming in the middle of the season, this would be a very expensive one for the Hammers.
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