Last thing West Ham United need is an inconsistent striker in Poulsen

West Ham United are considering making a move for RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen, according to Calciomercato.

What’s the word?

The report claims that Newcastle United and Everton are also tracking the Denmark international, who scored once in three of the nation’s matches at the World Cup.

West Ham are said to have switched attention to attacking targets, with Poulsen on their radar.

The 24-year-old has developed his game at Leipzig after joining the club in 2013.

Last season, the forward scored just four goals in 30 Bundesliga outings, but he only started 18 of those fixtures.

Why should West Ham steer clear?

The Hammers have had their fair share of lacklustre strikers, and it is important that they do not put faith in another one who may not deliver.

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Andy Carroll has disappointed the East London outfit numerous times due to his constant injury woes.

Javier Hernandez also struggled to make an impression last season, but one could argue that was because he was being played out of position.

If West Ham want a striker that can be reliable, then Poulsen may not be the answer due to his inconsistency.

Perhaps it’s best for Manuel Pellegrini to go back to the drawing board.