West Ham eye up Swedish wonderkid

Malmo's Jiloan Hamad

West Ham are looking at Malmo winger Jiloan Hamad, according to talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old has impressed in the Swedish league, scoring 19 goals in over 100 league appearances with the side. And now Hamad could try his hand in the Premier League, with the Hammers monitoring the forward.

Despite signing Andy Carroll from Liverpool for £15million, Sam Allardyce is still eager to bolster his attacking options. Salomon Kalou had been linked with a move to Upton Park, but it seems the former Chelsea star won’t be returning to London after he wasn’t guaranteed a place down the middle under Allardyce’s management.

So the 58-year-old manager could turn his attention to Hamad, who featured for Malmo in their side’s Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie with Swansea City. The youngster played 82 minutes, but was unable to score as Swansea won 4-0.  Hamad is likely to play in the second league in Sweden on August 8th, unless West Ham turn their interest into a formal bid.

The forward was born in Azerbaijan, but plays for Sweden, playing 19 times for the Under-21 side and twice for the senior team. Hamad scored in each leg of Malmo’s 9-0 aggregate win over Hibernian in the Europa League second qualifying round this season.

Sam Allardyce will start to think of his starting XI for the Hammers’ opening match of the new season against Cardiff City on Saturday August 17th.

Would Hamad be a good signing? Do West Ham need anyone else?

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