Taylor way off with Mitrovic claim

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The constant uncertainty surrounding the future of forward Marko Arnautovic has caused a sense of annoyance at West Ham for the previous year.

An offer from China seemed destined to lead to the departure of the Austrian which has now suddenly changed to Arnautovic looking to stay at the club – even if an offer comes in once again.

Despite the situation surrounding his striker, Manuel Pellegrini still looks certain to be interested in bringing a forward to the club in an attempt to earn European football, the latest of those being Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo.

Another striker that has been suggested to the club by Hammers hero Matty Taylor is Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic who could potentially fire them into Europe.

Taylor said to 888Sport: “They have now got a real chance to go and do something they haven’t for a good amount of time which is to aim for European football. Why shouldn’t they?

“I think Mitrovic has done extremely well. Is he someone who West Ham could be in the market for? I think so. He’s a striker who has proven his worth for a team that has struggled this season.”

Although Mitrovic has proved he can score goals in the Premier League, he has never been able to take the step up and become a consistent striker for a club that isn’t fighting for survival.

To put an offer in for him with the sole purpose of bringing in a striker to get you European football seems like an experiment waiting to fail.

Mitrovic did manage to score 11 goals in a relegated Fulham side who relied on Ryan Babel towards the end of the season and Manuel Pellegrini must be more wise with his decision making if he is to bring in a forward that can guarantee European football.

Mitrovic isn’t that man and he would be asking for trouble by pinning his hopes on the Serbian.

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