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West Ham to Launch £10m German International Bid

Upton Park side target in-form Bayer Leverkusen forward.

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West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling.

The German is the leading scorer in the Bundesliga with 12 goals and the Hammers have been linked with a £10m offer.

Andy Carroll is currently injured and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce would be keen to strengthen his attack during the transfer window next month.

SOURCE: Guardian

If Sam Allardyce is looking to bring in a new forward signing then powerful German international Stefan Kiessling may well fit the bill nicely. The Hammers boss is renowned for his liking of a having a ‘big man up top’ and with Andy Carroll out injured and goes drying up of late a move for the 28 year old could be a wise one to consider.

West Ham have hit a run of average form after a good start to the season. One win in the last seven Premier League matches has seen the East London side slip down to 12th spot and Allardyce will be keen to invest in his squad in the January transfer window.

Kiessling is into his seventh season at Bayer Leverkusen and is in the goal-scoring form of his career having netted 14 goals in 22 matches thus far this term. That form has helped take Sami Hyypia’s side to retain a spot in the top two in the Bundesliga and as such it may prove tough to convince the experienced German to leave the BayArena.

Also one would imagine it may take a bid in excess of the £10m quoted to snap up the Bundesliga’s top scorer.


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