West Ham could reignite their interest in Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, according to The Mirror.
The English tabloid claims that the former Chelsea and Liverpool player is being targeted by the Hammers once again after reportedly having a £40m offer rejected in the summer transfer window.
It’s fair to say that the majority of supporters on X are not particularly keen on the club pursuing Solanke, with many feeling that there are better options out there:
He’s decent, but not worth more than 40m
— Random 77 (C)🏆⚫🟢 (@77azulgrana_) November 19, 2023
No we need Timo Werner!
— WHUhammers (@WHUOfficialFan) November 19, 2023
— mw (@mzrttyy) November 19, 2023
I mean he’s good but based on how much Bournemouth will want I’m apprehensive
— Mackie0904 (@Mackenz21297034) November 19, 2023
Hmmm…it’s a no from me 🤦♂️
— Peadar MacÍomhair (@bigpete1974) November 19, 2023
next level bournemouths striker who rarely scores 🙈🙈
— Gary Edwards (@GaryEdw65779027) November 19, 2023
He’s got worse stats than Antonio? 🤣
— Justin ⚒️ (@Whu_Justin) November 19, 2023
Solanke has been in great form this season
The 26-year-old has had a very productive campaign for the Cherries so far, racking up 6 goals in just 12 league appearances, including a brace against Newcastle last time out.
However, it should be noted that Solanke’s record in the top flight is rather poor overall. In 108 matches, he has scored only 16 times, which suggests his current purple patch won’t last. Combined with Bournemouth’s reluctance to sell, fans are right in saying that there is better value for money elsewhere.
West Ham have considered other striker targets
David Moyes’ side are known to be keeping close tabs on Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez, but the Mexican international may cost just as much as Solanke.
Long-term target Armando Broja has also come back onto the radar in recent weeks with the Chelsea striker having returned to full fitness. There has even been talk that West Ham could pursue Timo Werner, who could leave RB Leipzig in January.