West Ham want Kasper Dolberg; would offer so much more than Javier Hernandez


According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, West Ham United are interested in signing Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg, and he would be everything they hoped Javier Hernandez would be when they brought him to the London Stadium, and more.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Calciomercato report that the Irons, along with Premier League rivals Southampton, are keen on the highly-rated 21-year-old.

Dolberg has enjoyed something of an up-and-down couple of years having enjoyed an outstanding 2016/17 campaign with the Amsterdam giants which saw him score 23 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, before missing a chunk of the previous campaign with a foot injury.

However, the Denmark international has been back to his best this term for the Eredivisie team – scoring 10 goals in 27 outings in all competitions – even if he has had to share centre-forward duties with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Would he be a good addition?

He would be what Hernandez hasn’t been for West Ham.

The east London outfit would have been full of expectation and excitement when they brought the experienced Mexican poacher in during the summer of 2017, but it just hasn’t worked out for either party.

It was hoped that the 30-year-old would be the regular goalscorer the Irons had long been searching for, but instead to date he has netted just 13 times in 54 appearances in all competitions.

Dolberg has shown with his 42 goals in 104 games for Ajax that he is a clinical finisher and at just 21 years of age he has the quality and potential to get even better.

You would assume that he would have more of a will to succeed than it appears Hernandez has should he come to the Premier League, while he also has the height that the Mexican doesn’t possess to be a real threat in the air in English football.