The Verdict: Should West Ham pay £18m for Bradley Dack?

West Ham United have been linked with a swoop for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack, per the Daily Mail.

The Hammers are said to have made checks on the star, who has enjoyed an excellent season in the Championship and is valued at £18million by the club.

Indeed, the former Gillingham ace has scored 15 goals in the second-tier this term, while also providing seven assists.

But should the Hammers part with nearly £20m to secure a player who has never played in the top-flight?

Football FanCast’s writers have their say below!

Harry Elnaugh

“Dack has always threatened to make that breakthrough to the PL but hasn’t yet and perhaps that should be a warning sign for West Ham. The 25-year-old seems to have found his level in the Championship and if the Hammers want to take that step up to challenge the likes of Wolves then they need some proven Premier League talent.”

Matt Dawson

“Bradley Dack seems like a typical West Ham signing and I’m not surprised to hear that they could be in the market for him. However, at £18m, they’d have to be absolutely mad. Do West Ham really need a creative midfielder this summer? Arguably not. Any money they are looking to spend shouldn’t be on him. Instead, funds should be used to bolster both defence and attack. The Hammers can find far better value elsewhere.”

James Beavis

“Dack’s sheer talent places him way above Championship level, but I’m not convinced his all-around game is suited to the Premier League. He has been an impressive performer for Rovers this term, but at £18m he would be another risky Hammers buy. Additonally, attacking midfield surely isn’t a priority for the Irons this summer given they already have the likes of Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini in their ranks. In short, he may well be considered if Samir Nasri goes, but he isn’t the Nasri replacement West Ham need.”