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West Ham Set to Seal £3m Deal to Sign Peterborough United Striker Craig Mackail-Smith

Posh striker heading for Upton Park move.

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SAM ALLARDYCE looks set to win the race to sign Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith for West Ham.

The Posh hotshot has already turned down a chance to play in the Premier League with Norwich City.

But Big Sam is convinced the forward, 27, would move to Upton Park and is ready to make a £3m move for the striker, who bagged an impressive 35 goals last season.

SOURCE: Daily Star Sunday

Craig Mackail-Smith has gone the long way around in terms of his footballing career path. The 27 year old former St Albans striker was first a hit with Dagenham and Redbridge before his move to the Posh, since when he has gone from strength to strength.

The Watford born Scottish international has netted an incredibly 90 goals over the past four seasons helping Peterborough to three promotions, and one relegation, in the process. Sam Allardyce clearly feels that Mackail-Smith can cut it at a higher level and has forked out a decent whack accordingly.

The signing of Mackail-Smith may mean that England international Carlton Cole is on his way out and West Ham already lost Demba Ba to Newcastle United.

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