Over the last few weeks, Hamburg’s, Bobby Wood, has been linked with a move away from the German side with West Ham and Leicester both interested. However, according to the Sport Witness, Hamburg are trying to change a clause in his contract in hope to keep the USA international.
As said in the article by Sport Witness, Wood’s contract has a €12m release clause in his current contract, however, this can drop by €5m if Hamburg get relegated from the Bundesliga. They currently sit five points above the automatic relegation zone, however, they’re only one point ahead of the relegation play-off zone, where they’ll have to play whoever comes 3rd in the 2. Bundesliga to see what team will be playing in the Bundesliga next season, so it is still quite possible for Hamburg to get relegated this season.
Even if Hamburg do go down, it will still be a struggle for West Ham to sign him with many clubs interested including Leicester and Bayer Leverkusen. With nine goals and two assists this season, Bobby Wood will be a target for many teams.
In my opinion, I don’t think West Ham should go for Bobby Wood, although he has been great this season in the Bundesliga, The Hammers need to be going for Premier League proven strikers as the signings last summer like Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri haven’t been good enough, West Ham need guaranteed goals.
However, if West Ham sign a proven goalscorer then Bobby Wood would be a good signing, especially for the future considering he is only 24 and has plenty more years left in him but they can’t rely on him to get all of the goals.