West Ham United’s apparent search for a striker has led them to PAOK’s Chuba Akpom, who seems destined to leave Greece in January.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, West Ham have made contact with PAOK ahead of a potential move for the former Arsenal star.
The 24-year-old scored eight goals in 27 games last season as he helped the Greek giants lift the Super League and Greek Football Cup, as well as going undefeated in domestic competition.
He’s started just three league outings this term though, scoring twice, and looks set on rejecting a new contract with a departure on his mind.
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Manuel Pellegrini is looking for more quality attacking options to help support Sebastien Haller, with summer signing Albian Ajeti failing to convince many so far.
Akpom is familiar with English football from his spells at Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion, so it could be a wise addition for the Hammers.
Michail Antonio’s return provides a major boost for Pellegrini’s attacking options, but West Ham still seem thin going forward.
The win at Chelsea will ease tension and pressure to get results but problems could very easily arise again and additions are expected in January.