West Ham are exploring the possibility of signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from Fulham this summer, sources have told Football FanCast.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side are keen to sign a striker in the upcoming transfer window and the Serbia international, who played for his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and has scored 11 goals this season, has been identified as a target.
The club are currently trying to ascertain whether or not Mitrovic’s contract contains a release clause that they could potentially trigger.
But should they be pursuing a player who has just been relegated from the Premier League? Football FanCast’s writers have their say below!
“If they can get him on the cheap, definitely. Mitrovic has shown he can capably lead the line this season, holding the ball up and notching a decent amount of goals along the way. He would be a stellar signing for the Hammers and an ideal Maxi Gomez alternative if the Uruguayan ends up elsewhere.”
“Mitrovic would be a cracking signing for West Ham and they must do all they can to make it happen. The Hammers have had a habit of signing older strikers in recent years, particularly with Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez but the Serb would finally provide a more youthful look to their front line. Given his ability to hold up the ball, it’ll benefit Lanzini and Anderson greatly, such is their willingness to make clever runs off the ball.”
“They definitely should, but only if he costs less than £20m. Mitrovic is one of the most underrated Premier League players in my opinion, and he faced a difficult task up top for Fulham this term. Decent in the air, at holding the ball up and linking up with his attacking teammates, the Serbia international has all of the ingredients to succeed and would be just as good as Marko Arnautovic has been for the Irons. At 24 years of age, his best years are still ahead of him, too.”