West Ham are adamant on adding more firepower to their squad in the ongoing summer transfer window but it’s becoming painfully obvious that this feat will be easier said than done.
Of course, that shouldn’t stop them from being ambitious and trying their luck. According to a new report from Express, it seems that the Hammers are eyeing an audacious move for Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze.
The 28-year-old is now a free agent, having been released by the German side at the end of the season when his contract ran out, so he could be attainable even with David Moyes’ very limited budget.
However, despite Gotze being a flopped superstar plagued by injuries over the years, he is likely to be a wanted man this summer. Express state the likes of Monaco and Roma are also interested in acquiring his services so West Ham could face some stern competition for their target.
The 63-cap former German international has scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina, cementing his place in the national team’s pantheon.
But his club career has taken a nosedive after he was diagnosed as suffering from myopathy back in 2017 and his performances at the very top level have declined ever since.
Still, with all of that being said, maybe he could potentially revive his career over in the Premier League and under Moyes at West Ham.
At the end of the day, his potential quality and pedigree aside, Moyes really has to decide whether a transfer for Gotze is what the team actually needs right now.
Defensive reinforcements are among their top priorities and with the budget more than just limited, can they really afford to go for the German international before sorting other areas first?
Not to mention that Gotze is still a major risk no matter how you try to spin the story.