Over the summer, the Portuguese outlet Record claimed Benfica striker Haris Seferovic was drawing the interest of Premier League clubs Brighton and West Ham United.
The mooted deal failed to come to fruition, yet following the forward’s international exploits for Switzerland, the Hammers should revive their pursuit of Seferovic.
With his nation’s UEFA Nations League hopes hanging by a thread after going down 2-0 to Belgium on Sunday, the striker produced a stunning hat-trick to hand the Swiss a 5-2 victory.
The 26-year-old tapped home his first to draw Switzerland level after latching on to Xherdan Shaqiri’s clever header at the far post.
Seferovic’s second came right before half-time to give his country the lead, brilliantly sweeping a first-timed curled finish into the top left corner.
And Seferovic completed his hat-trick six minutes from time, glancing a header past a helpless Thibaut Courtois to complete the 5-2 comeback win.
The striker revealed all of his best qualities against Belgium, yet has been known to be a streaky player who is far from consistent. Yet Seferovic has started the season decently enough at Benfica, bagging three goals and one assist in just five starts to date.
If Haris Seferovic can replicate his international exploits on a weekly basis at club level, then West Ham United would do well to swoop for the Swiss striker in January.