Hammers target Heerenveen front man.
West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is lining up a deal to bring prolific Heerenveen hit man Alfred Finnbogason in a bid to ease the club’s goalscoring shortage, according to the Mirror.
Big Sam is believed to have sent a scout over to the Netherlands this weekend to watch the Icelandic international bag an impressive brace for Heerenveen against Chelsea feeder club Vitesse Arnhem.
Finnbogason has already notched up 11 goals for club and country this season, and has helped Iceland to the brink of qualifying for their first ever World Cup as they secured a playoff spot.
The 24-year-old has previously been linked with moves to the likes of Celtic and Newcastle United in the past, but no deal to bring him to the UK managed to go through over the summer, and now the Hammers are hoping to take advantage of his failed moves by raising the funds to press ahead with a serious offer of their own.
Allardyce has been working without a proper striker all season following the injury sustained by record signing Andy Carroll and the club have been forced to re-sign Carlton Cole on a short term deal to ease their problems.