West Ham interested in quality Premier League second striker

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West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, according to reports

The Ghanaian forward enjoyed a very impressive debut season in the Premier League for the Swans, scoring 12 goals and providing 2 assists in 33 league games.

The 26-year-old attracted the interest of the Hammers last summer but they eventually opted for his Marseille teammate Dimitri Payet. Now, it looks as if the forward is keen to leave the Liberty Stadium and the Irons are desperately in need of reinforcements up front.

The attacker can play in a variety of positions. Under Garry Monk at Swansea, Ayew played behind Bafetembi Gomis in a number ten role but then moved to a striking position when Franceso Guidolin replaced Monk. Although the Hammers are looking for a marquee striker signing, Ayew could be an excellent second striker option due to his versatility. rate the attacker at £12.75 million so a bid of around £15 million could be enough to tempt Swansea into selling one of their best players.

Both Payet and Ayew linked up superbly for Marseille when the two attackers were playing together at the Stade Velodrome and Slaven Bilic may attempt to reunite the pair at the London Stadium this season.

Chelsea are a amongst a number of Premier League clubs tracking Ayew and he could spark a bidding war if he decides to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer.

The Hammers have also been linked with Wissam Ben Yedder of Toulouse and Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic as Slaven Bilic tries to wrap up deals for two strikers before the start of the season.

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