The Verdict: Is Edin Dezko good enough to be Arnautovic’s replacement at West Ham?

West Ham could well be looking for a replacement for the underperforming Marko Arnautovic this summer, so should they sign Edin Dzeko?

According to Sky Sports the Hammers have been offered the chance to sign the ex-Man City ace, while Italian media have claimed he has a choice between the Irons and Inter Milan, although he favours a move to the latter.

In light of these two factors, three Football FanCast writers give their verdicts on whether or not Dzeko would be good enough to replace the reigning Hammer of the Year for Manuel Pellegrini’s men…

Billy Meyers

“Obviously, Edin Dzeko is a forward of real pedigree, but at 33 years of age, he certainly isn’t the answer to replace Marko Arnautovic. If West Ham did sign the Bosnian, they would perhaps get one, or at a push, two good seasons out of him, before struggling to offload him whilst he’s on presumably huge wages. Must steer clear.”

Matt Dawson

“For me, Edin Dzeko is someone West Ham must stay away from. Although a link up with Pellegrini could be tasty, the striker isn’t getting any younger and as such, West Ham should be looking elsewhere. We’ve seen with Javier Hernandez that going to a striker whose best years are beyond him isn’t such a good idea. The Hammers need to look for younger and fresher talent to help provide them with goals.”

Harry Sherlock

“Absolutely, yes. Edin Dzeko is exactly the type of player West Ham need to be looking at. They don’t have the money to compete with the very best clubs for the very best strikers but Dzeko is a striker of genuine renown and he would surely love a return to the Premier League. He doesn’t have to play every game but, when he does, he can be backed to score.”

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