West Ham are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Poland striker Lukasz Teodorczyk, reports the Daily Star.
Liverpool had been linked with Teodorczyk during the summer before the striker made his move to Anderlecht permanent, however it is now West Ham who lead the chase for the Poland international.
The Hammers have had tough start to the season in front of goal, and with the futures of their current strike force up in the air, manager Slaven Bilic is likely to turn to Teodorczyk to help solve his goal scoring woes.
The 26-year-old striker hit 30 goals in all competitions for current side Anderlecht last season, and after carrying his good form into the new season, the Polish international has been heavily linked with a move away from Belgium.
The former Dynamo Kiev star is rated at around £7 million, and West Ham could be ready to launch a bid as soon as January in order to secure the services of the sought after striker.
Given that Javier Hernandez, who signed for the Hammers this summer, has been often utilised out of his favoured position often this season, as well as the number of failed transfers the club encountered over the summer, the West Ham fans have taken the opportunity to use the links with Teodorczyk to poke fun at the powers that be …
West ham ready to offer 1 million and a bag of wotsits
— Chris (@Christo55517305) October 8, 2017
West ham don't do pounching..lol
— Joe Gleeson (@Gleesjoe) October 8, 2017
will we play him out of position too
— Dean Young (Dean-E) (@Deanoyoung77) October 8, 2017
So we can play him at centre half I suppose.
— Chris Yianni (@chrisyarns) October 8, 2017
We couldn't pounce and sign anyone quick … takes 2 months of penny pinching in which time someone else comes in …. boring now
— Chris Watson (@cbubblesw) October 8, 2017
wtf would we sign another striker given the fact our Manager won't even play our best one up top?
— BKHammer (@BKhammer1) October 8, 2017
A striker with that many goals? Wow, come to west ham & play left back then!
— jeff smithers⚒⚒ (@jeffsmithers2) October 2, 2017
We will stick him out on the left
— 父 Dylan 父 (@Dylbec) October 2, 2017
Why would we want another striker when we can't even play the one we've got in his right position.
— PDGHammer (@PDGHammer) October 2, 2017