West Ham & Everton battle it out to sign promising young German striker

As reported by The Sun, three Premier League clubs are hoping to sign Red Bull Leipzig’s Davie Selke on loan in January with a view to a permanent switch next summer.

What’s the word?

Every club in the Premier League wants to add more goals to their team, especially when it could be the difference between mid-table mediocrity and European spots.

West Ham and Everton both badly need more firepower and it seems they’ve targeted the same player to provide it for them.

The Sun reports that both clubs are chasing the signature of Red Bull Leipzig’s striker Davie Selke, both believing he can find the net on a regular basis in England. They’re not the only ones with Swansea also interested in his services.

With Leipzig flying high at the top of the Bundesliga, Selke has found his first team opportunities limited. The Premier League three still see plenty of potential in him and are willing to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move next summer, according to The Sun.

2016 Rio Olympics - Soccer - Quarterfinal - Men's Football Tournament Quarterfinal Portugal v Germany - Mane Garrincha Stadium - Brasilia, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Davie Selke (GER), Grischa Promel (GER) and Matthias Ginter (GER) of Germany celebrate their goal. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. Picture Supplied by Action Images

Who is he?

Just 21, the striker is potentially a future German international having represented his country at every age group from U16s level through to the Olympic Games in Rio.

He won a silver medal as part of that side and also tasted success in the U19s age group, not only winning the U19 European Championship but also scoring more goals than anyone in the tournament and winning the best player award.

He’s done the business at club level too, scoring 10 goals in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen before dropping down a division to help Leipzig up into the top flight with another 10 goal haul.

He has frightening potential but is not currently getting the game time to help him fulfil it and a move to the Premier League could be just what he needs to take his career to the next level.