‘Not Worth More Than £40M’ ‘We Need Timo Werner’ Fans Issue Verdict As West Ham Pursue Ex-Liverpool Striker

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:

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.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.