Upton Park side look to St Mary’s forward to improve attacking options.
West Ham United are looking at Southampton striker Rickie Lambert as the most likely replacement for Andy Carroll at the end of the season, amid growing suggestions the England centre-forward is edging closer to a return to his native Newcastle, according to ESPN sources.
Injury to Andy Carroll has led to a fair few strikers being linked with a move to Upton Park and perhaps a move for Rickie Lambert would be a sensible one.
The in-form Southampton man may well be interested in a move to West Ham and one would imagine that such a move wouldn’t cost a huge sum and this term the 30 year old that he can more than cut it in the top tier having scored goals aplenty in the ‘lower leagues’.
Sam Allardyce has always been a manager who likes to have a strong forward up front and experienced customer Lambert could be the right man for the job.
Having scored 88 goals in three seasons with Southampton, helping the South Coast side to back to back promotions, Liverpudlian Lambert has scored six goals in 14 matches in the Premier League a very good record given where Nigel Adkins side are in the table.
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