Three reasons West Ham should sign Mounie instead of Batshuayi

According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United have joined Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion and Watford in the race to sign Montpellier striker Steve Mounie this summer.

Irons manager Slaven Bilic is keen to strengthen his strike force with Jonathan Calleri leaving the club following the end of his season-long loan spell and continued doubts over the fitness of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho, who spent the majority of the campaign on the sidelines because of injury.

The link with the Ligue 1 attacker follows stories that the Hammers are looking to sign Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi.

While the former looks set to be on his way out of the Etihad and is understood to be keen to stay in the Premier League, the future of the Belgium international is far less certain.

Here are three reasons West Ham should sign Mounie instead of Batshuayi…