Three reasons West Ham United must go all out to sign Serie A linked forward

According to reports from the Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, via the Daily Star, West Ham United are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in signing Napoli forward Dries Mertens this summer.

The 29-year-old has enjoyed another brilliant campaign with the Serie A outfit, but with his contract due to run out in 2018, the Belgian attacker is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League rather than extending his deal in Italy.

Following the departure of star man Dimitri Payet during the January transfer window, the Irons are calling out for more goals and creativity throughout the side, and they would have to be among the interested clubs if Mertens did decide on a move to England at the end of the season.

The story says Slaven Bilic could face competition from Manchester United, Crystal Palace and top flight hopefuls Newcastle United for the signature of the impressive forward, but he has proven that he is an individual worth fighting for.

Here are THREE reasons West Ham must go all out to sign Mertens this summer…