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Report: West Ham want Sasa Kalajdzic; could face RB Leipzig and Roma battle

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Report: West Ham want Sasa Kalajdzic; could face RB Leipzig and Roma battle

West Ham United have joined a number of clubs from across Europe in taking an interest in Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

It would be no surprise to see the Hammers prioritise signing a new goalscorer in the summer. Of course, they sold Sebastien Haller during the January transfer window. And they did not sign a replacement before the deadline passed.

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That decision appears to be doing them little harm at the moment. But David Moyes seems to be putting together a list of potential options ahead of the end of the season.

According to the Mail, they have an interest in the likes of Tammy Abraham and Abdallah Sima. But the report also suggests that they are keen on Kalajdzic.

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The 23-year-old boasts a remarkable record in the Bundesliga this season. He has scored 12 goals in 23 top flight appearances. However, he has started just 13 times.

The Daily Mail claims that Stuttgart would be willing to sell for around £15 million. It is also noted that RB Leipzig, Roma and a number of Premier League sides are monitoring Kalajdzic.

 

As noted by the Mail, Kalajdzic stands at 6ft 6ins tall. And it is suggested that Moyes is keen to sign a striker who can hold the ball up and prove to be another threat from set-pieces.

Kalajdzic – who was named alongside Marko Arnautovic in Austria’s most recent international squad – has enjoyed a superb season in Germany. He missed almost the entirety of his first year due to a long-term injury suffered in pre-season.

But if his form is a sign of what is to come, paying £15 million to bring him to the London Stadium this summer could prove a masterstroke.

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