USA forward could cause Premier League scramble in the summer

Everton, West Ham United and Southampton are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Hamburg forward Bobby Wood, according to Bild.

What’s the story?

The USA international seems to have caught the attention of a host of top-flight clubs in England.

The 24-year-old signed for Hamburg just last year from Union Berlin, and has gone on to score nine goals in 24 appearances in all competitions.

Bild reports that Everton, West Ham, Southampton, Liverpool, Stoke City and Leicester City are keeping track of the Hawaiian-born footballer.

The German publication claims that Wood could be signed for just £4.3m if Hamburg get relegated from the Bundesliga.

The club are currently lingering towards the bottom of the league table in 16th place.

What does Wood bring to the table?

The United States are not known for producing much football talent, but it seems that Wood could move into that bracket.

In fairness, the forward has been developing his game in Germany for many years, much like Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Christian Pulisic.

Wood is not the best passer of the game and loses the ball on occasion, but his goal threat for Hamburg has been evident.

He is strong in the air, can pick out a through ball, and also has some flare about him in the final third.

If Wood does move to the Premier League, at this stage he would be an addition to a club’s attacking options rather than the main man up top.

 


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