Sasa Kalajdzic is not the only striker West Ham United are reportedly battling Borussia Dortmund for ahead of this summer, with Goal claiming that both clubs want Jordan Larsson.
The Independent suggested earlier this week that the Hammers’ hopes of signing Kalajdzic had been dealt a blow as Dortmund eyed the Austrian as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland.
And it seems that he is not their only mutual target.
Goal is now claiming that Larsson has also been identified as a possible successor to Haaland. But they also state that West Ham are monitoring the 23-year-old.
The Sweden international has scored 12 goals and contributed five assists for Spartak Moscow this season.
Larsson’s career record so far is reasonably impressive. He averages just under a goal every three games. And of course, he is likely to only get better as he gets older.
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It is a big statement that Dortmund have apparently identified the youngster – who is the son of former Celtic star Henrik Larsson – as a potential replacement for Haaland.
It highlights just how high they believe his ceiling could be.
West Ham may seem like underdogs in the race. But with both clubs looking at both Kalajdzic and Larsson, perhaps David Moyes’s men will be optimistic that they will get at least one of their targets.