West Ham United is ready to strengthen its attacking options with AZ Alkmaar star Vangelis Pavlidis, one of the strikers in good form in Europe.
According to 90 Min, West Ham United are interested in in-form AZ striker Alkmaar Vangelis Pavlidis ahead of the January transfer window. Technical director Tim Steidten wants a new striker to bolster his options with the current ones showing no signs of a prolific season.
west ham made a very strong start to the season, especially compared to how they started last season. With the defeat to Aston Villa, the Hammers ended the weekend in 9th place, even if they had many chances in the race for a European spot.
In Europe, the Hammers are in a completely different form since last season when they won the Conference League. This time, in the Europa League, they have completed 2 matches and maintained first place in the group. David Moyes wants the run to continue and see more improvement in the league, while also hoping for another productive transfer window in January.
The Hammers are eyeing a wide striker in the January market, with Galatasaray’s Karem Akturkoglu one of their targets in the next transfer window. Meanwhile, technical director Tim Steidten also wants a new striker to strengthen the front line.
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Michail Antonio has scored twice in the tournament, while substitute Danny Ings is yet to start. Relying on these two could make it difficult for the Hammers to score goals, so an effective option needs to be put in place to get them going.
There is interest in a number of options, including PSG’s Hugo Ekitike, the striker Moyes wants this summer. Now, popular AZ star Alkmaar Vanglis Palvildis has appeared on their list while Steidten could consider making a bid in the January transfer window.
With 14 goals in 15 matches in all competitions, this 24-year-old striker is one of the best performing players on the continent. His hat-trick against Heerenveen in the Eredivisie also helped him match Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez’s record of 13 goals, which also meant he improved his performance compared to last season when he only played 9 matches.
These numbers should really excite any technical director interested in the 24-year-old striker from Alkmaar. He is one of the most prolific strikers the Hammers are pursuing, with 14-goal Bundesliga striker Serhou Guirasy also on their shortlist.
When the Hammers consider a move for Pavlidis in January, any deal will depend on Alkmaar’s price for their key star. Given the current situation, few clubs are interested in the 24-year-old striker, which could change in the coming months. It also creates an opportunity for the Hammers to complete the deal quickly and bring the striker to London.