The Hammers are preparing for life in Europe and a new stadium with plans to add strength to the squad next season. Still within the grasp of a Champions League ticket for next season’s campaign, the 6th-placed team on the log will move to a newly-built stadium by Summer, and are looking to make the best of the new TV deal rights funds available to all top-flight teams. With talks that out-of-favour striker, Diafra Sakho isn’t pleased with being a squad player, and could be on his way out, West Ham are looking at 2 replacements for the attacking department.
Ghana international, Jordan Ayew of relegation-bound Aston Villa and Gustavo Bou of Argentine side, Racing Club are on the club’s target list. Both are the highest goal scorers in their respective sides, and no doubt has enough quality to add to the Hammers. Ayew currently has 6 goals, and will certainly be available for a transfer away from the Villa Park at the end of the season. According to the Birmingham mail, the former Lorient forward has indicated he won’t be leaving the EPL for the Championship, and Aston Villa are hoping to secure a transfer worth 8.5 million Pounds for his services. West Ham are looking to pay 6 million Pounds.
The hottest property in the Argentine league, Gustavo Bou has lit up the scene with his 43 registered strikes in 50 appearances for Racing Club. His prolific form has also attracted Arsenal, and as reported by The Mirror, the 26-year-old has been scouted by West Ham often times this season. He is worth 9 million Pounds, and the Olympic-stadium bound club have an opportunity to land him after his club rejected offers from Chinese side, Beijing Guoan in Winter. A move could be on the books for the duo, as Slaven Bilic is ready to go all the way to add firing power to his front line.