David Ornstein: Hammers have reached to sign 24y/o striker

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As indicated by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, West Ham United have reached Greek side PAOK Salonika about marking English striker Chuba Akpom in January.

The Hammers endeavored to arrive the previous Arsenal man throughout the mid year, however he was quick to hold on to check whether his side would fit the bill for the Champions League.

West Ham aren’t the only one in the quest for Akpom, as French club Reims and Bundesliga side Cologne are likewise sharp — yet the forward wants to come back to England.

The 24- year-old drove PAOK to the Super League and Greek Football Cup last term, scoring eight objectives in 27 games as they went unbeaten in every single local matches.

He has begun just three class games this season, scoring twice, yet he isn’t keen on another arrangement, and a January exit has all the earmarks of being particularly on the cards.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are needing quality increments in the striking division, and Akpom could help give rivalry to Sebastian Haller.

He definitely realizes the group well and has a ton to demonstrate, while his adaptability will likewise come helpful.

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