Upton Park boss confirms interest in Israeli international striker.
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West Ham manager Avram Grant admits he is an admirer of Hapoel Tel-Aviv hotshot Etey Schechter but thinks it is too early to discuss a January swoop.
The Israel international, 22, fired his way onto the radar of some of Europe’s top clubs by hitting 22 goals in 34 appearances for League and Cup winners Hapoel last season.
And Schechter has picked up where he left off last term with three goals in four appearances so far this campaign.
It has been reported that English clubs, including West Ham, have sent scouts to watch the striker who could cost as much as £7m.
But although Grant can recognise his compatriot’s pedigree, the Hammers manager did not confirm he will launch a Januarty bid for Schechter.
“I think he’s a good player,” Grant said. “For the moment we will wait and see, January is far away. (TalkSPORT)
Avram Grant is a man under pressure and it seems from this report that he intends on making a move for Israeli international Itay Schechter in January, if indeed the Hammers boss is still in charge of the Upton Park club by that time.
The former Chelsea and Portsmouth manager finds himself in something of a hole with his side sitting bottom of the table and seemingly looking like a side with few ideas, as evidenced by their inability to get something out of their home match with Newcastle, despite the fact that they east London club had taken the lead.
Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Schechter has been linked with moves to a number of Premier League clubs following a terrific season last term and a decent opening to the new term. The 23 year old managed 31 goals to help his side to a domestic double and has already netted in the Champions League group stages this term so can indeed cut it with the big boys.