The search for a new striker at West Ham continues with Germany’s Mario Gomez being the latest name being linked to the club.
The Hammers are after a top class striker and have been linked with a host of different players over the summer, Carlos Bacca of AC Milan has been their top target but despite agreeing a fee with the Italian’s he appears reluctant to make the move.
Now the attention has switched to 31-year-old Gomez who netted 28 times in 41 appearances whilst on loan for Besiktas last season but who apparently wants out of Turkey due to the current political situation in the country.
His parent club Fiorentina appear to want him off their wage books although their president Mario Cognigni has not ruled out him staying in Italy and leading their line next season.
Cognigni said last month: “Gomez, is part of our squad and we’re certainly not going to give him away. We’ll see how we can deal with his lucrative contract, but if he stays then he has got to be focused on playing for Fiorentina. Who knows if he likes that idea.”