West Ham Prepare Move for £2.5m Croatian Forward

Upton Park side keen on in-form striker.

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West Ham are keeping tabs on exciting Lokomotiva striker Andrej Kramaric, according to reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old forward is currently on loan there from Dinamo Zagreb and has been scoring freely in the Croatian top-flight.

Mediaset claim the youngster could be available for as little as £2.5m but if Zagreb sense a bidding war, that price could shoot up.


Sam Allardyce may appear to have a number of goal-scoring options in his Upton Park squad but perhaps the Hammers boss’s interest in Kramaric is more with an eye to the future.

The young Croatian Under 21 international has been in good form, netting seven goals in 12 matches during a loan spell at Lokomotiva, and if Dinamo Zagreb are really willing to sell the striker for as little as £2.5m then it may well be a decent sum to spend on a player with good potential, especially in today’s inflated transfer market.

West Ham have started well this term and have settled back into the top flight relatively comfortably, goals have not been a problem with the East London side scoring 12 goals in eight Premier League matches, however of that total only two have come from recognised strikers.

Indeed Allardyce is still waiting for Andy Carroll and Carlton Cole to register their first Premier League goals of the campaign and West Ham are having to depend on goals from the midfield, most commonly from skipper Kevin Nolan, to help clinch points.

That isn’t to say West Ham don’t have attacking options, indeed as well as the two aforementioned forwards the club also has Ricardo Vaz Te and Modibo Maiga to call upon, but Allardyce may feel he needs to beef up numbers in this respect.

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