West Ham technical director Tim Steidten is keen on securing a new forward to enhance their attacking choices as the current options have not delivered prolific performances.
The Hammers have shown improvement this season, currently sitting in 9th place after a shaky start compared to the previous campaign. They remain in contention for a European spot and aim to continue their successful run in the Europa League.
The search for a wide attacker and a prolific striker has led West Ham to consider Galatasaray’s Karem Akturkoglu and now Vangelis Pavlidis from AZ Alkmaar.
The Greece international has scored 14 goals in 15 matches across all competitions fort the Dutch outfit and has become a sought-after talent in Europe. His impressive goal tally and hattrick against Heerenveen in the Eredivisie highlight his potential.
As West Ham contemplates a move for Pavlidis in January, the key factor will be AZ Alkmaar’s asking price for this 24-year-old striker.
At present, there isn’t significant competition for his signature, providing the Hammers with an opportunity to secure a deal early and strengthen their forward line.