English Premier League outfit West Ham United have reportedly submitted a bid for Patson Daka.
Reports coming out of England indicate that the London-based club has submitted a 25 million Euros offer for the Zambian striker who has continued his red-hot form in Austria for Red Bull Salzburg this season.
Daka was a wanted man at the end of last season after he bagged 27 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for the Austrian champions.
This season, the 22-year-old has scored 15 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions. In recent months, Liverpool has been the club that has been linked with the forward and after he netted a brace against the English Champions in pre-season last year, reports suggested that Jurgen Klopp would come for his services, but that did not happen.
The Sunday Mirror reports that West Ham have made the former African youth Player of the Year their main target for the current transfer window after the departure of Ivorian forward Sebastien Haller to Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam.
He would add some quality for the East London outfit that is in need of firepower for the second half of the season in the Premier League. Credit to ‘The Hammers’ though, they have managed to grind out some good results in recent weeks with a rather small pool of players, but some key signings would give David Moyes some more options moving forward.
Daka is in his 4th season in Europe and he has made a lot of progress since moving from Zambia back in 2017. He has played 61 Bundesliga games for Salzburg and found the back of the net 34 times.
West Ham face competition from a few Premier League clubs for the forward’s signature. Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Arsenal are also linked with the attacker with coaches like Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta looking for back-up options for the likes of Harry Kane and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
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