Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed that West Ham United are keeping tabs on Spezia Calcio striker David Okereke ahead of the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for Spezia this season, scoring 10 goals but being even more creative than prolific by laying on 12 assists. He has played up front and out wide this season.
The Nigerian striker, who has been called up to the national team but is yet to make his debut for his country, is renowned for his explosive speed and ability to create something out of nothing.
He has a contract at Spezia until the summer of 2022 and it remains to be seen how much West Ham will have to pay to land the attacker. But the Hammers have been watching Okereke for some time, as per the report.
It is believed Lucas Perez, Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll could all leave the London Stadium this summer, and Okereke may be viewed as a replacement for one of those.
Okereke’s pace is something the Hammers do not particularly boast. The likes of Michail Antonio and Felipe Anderson are quick, but they do not boast the speed of Okereke.
The Hammers need someone like Okereke, someone with a youthful exuberance and plenty of raw talent that can change the tact of transfers at the London Stadium.
Known to bring in high-profile players, the Hammers need to plan for the future more, and signing Okereke is a sign of doing that.