Report: West Ham and Everton open talks to sign striker, Tottenham were already speaking to player
Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim that West Ham and Everton have begun talks to sign Benfica striker Haris Seferovic. Switzerland’s Euro 2020 striker Seferovic has already been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur. But now, Spurs are said to have been joined West Ham and Everton in talks for Seferovic.
Seferovic, 29, has enjoyed a brilliant 12 months. Netting 26 goals in 48 games for Benfica during 2020-21, the Swiss striker then found the back of the net three times in five Euro 2020 outings. Little surprise, then, that Seferovic is attracting interest from Premier League clubs this summer.
Tottenham, Everton and West Ham are all in similar positions. They all need a striker who is happy to play second fiddle. Harry Kane, Dom Calvert-Lewin and Michail Antonio are all first choice. Spurs were in talks but Everton and West Ham have joined them. Benfica want £21million.
Which club suits Seferovic most – Everton, Tottenham or West Ham?
All three need a striker, and all three play with a number nine – one that is solid in the air and can hold the ball up. So, it comes down to where Seferovic will get regular game time. Tottenham could sell Harry Kane this summer, so joining Spurs could see Seferovic get plenty of game time.
Spurs are also in Europe, albeit in the Conference League, so will have chances to play. Similarly at West Ham, they are in the Europa League and Antonio does get his fair share of injuries. One option he should avoid is Everton due to the presence of Richarlison, and a lack of European football.