West Ham United’s continued pursuit of Braithwaite worth it

West Ham United are considering tabling an improved offer for Toulouse captain Martin Braithwaite, according to Sky Sports.

What’s the latest?

The Hammers have been busy in the market looking for a new attacking player due to their lacklustre options up front.

Loan signing Simone Zaza has failed to make the cut, while Diafra Sakho has spent most of the season injured.

Andy Carroll provided a boost to the team last weekend by scoring a brilliant scissor kick in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City, but additions need to be made.

Sky Sports claim that West Ham had an £8.5m offer for Braithwaite knocked back last month by the Ligue 1 club, who are believed to be holding out for £10m or more.

The broadcaster adds that a number of European clubs are interested in the Toulouse captain, suggesting that West Ham need to act fast if they want to seal his signature.

Is Braithwaite the right option for West Ham?

The East London outfit have scored 26 goals in 21 Premier League matches this season, and Michail Antonio is the club’s top scorer with eight in 20 appearances.

The graphic below shows that Braithwaite would be a welcome addition to the attack given that he has struck seven times in 17 outings for Toulouse.

The 25-year-old Dane has also provided three assists in Ligue 1 and produced an impressive 52 shots, which shows his thirst for goal.

Braithwaite is known to cut inside when on the attack, and show swift movement with short passing play.

The forward has also proven that he can handle pressure having helped steer Toulouse to safety during last season’s relegation battle.