West Ham United have failed to find any consistency this season and are just three points off the drop zone, 30 games into the season. David Moyes is under pressure to deliver but that has not stopped him from scouting for talent that can help them next season.
One such name now doing the rounds is Saman Ghoddos.
West Ham In Race for Ghoddos
According to reports from The Mirror, West Ham United are one of many clubs interested in the signature of Sam Ghoddos this summer. It is understood that his performances against Arsenal in the Europa League recently have attracted interest from the likes of Crystal Palace, West Brom, Southampton and Brighton, all of who are expected to make a move in the summer.
He will cost just over £5m so is he the right man for the Hammers?
Who is Ghoddos
Born and brought up in Malmo, Sweden, Ghoddos started his youth career in his hometown but only made a name for himself at Syrianska FC, where he spent a successful year before he was signed by Ostersunds in 2016.
He took no time to establish himself in the first team at Jämtkraft Arena and has 18 goals in 50 league appearances till date. A CF, who can play as a CAM or on the wing, the 24-year old is an exciting prospect, who plays national football for Iran. He has four appearances for his country and is one of the most important players in their squad.
Known for his pace and ability to beat defenders in a foot race with ease, Ghoddos is also a physically imposing striker, who loves to play on the shoulder of the final defender. He can run in behind the back line or position himself for crosses and is usually deadly in front of goal. He can hurt opponents if given any space in the final third and his technique, balance and touch make him that much more dangerous.
What Will He Bring To London
In recent times, the Hammers have spent on a number of versatile, utility players, who can fill in certain roles at the club. The likes of Andre Ayew (who is now sold), Marko Arnautovic and Michail Antonio are all similar players to Ghoddos and Moyes is better off trying to find a player with a different skill set.
The Iran international can certainly add quality to this West Ham side but at 24, he is neither experienced not established and West Ham need players who can walk into the first team and make a difference. So Ghoddos should not be their prime transfer target. But do you think they should add him to their squad?