West Ham plot bid for lethal CL striker who scored 30 goals last season - report
By Danny Wright
West Ham are plotting to make a bid for Anderlecht striker Lukasz Teodorczyk, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Irons have joined Liverpool in the race to land Teodorczyk, 26, after sending scouts to keep close watch of him when Anderlecht took on Celtic in the Champions League last month.
It is understood that there is a £7million price-tag slapped on the Poland international’s head, despite only making his move to the Brussels giants permanent in March after a successful loan stint away from Dynamo Kiev.
Last season saw Teodorczyk strike a lethal vein of form with Anderlecht, scoring 30 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions.
However this term hasn’t been quite as successful, with him finding the net just twice in 11 matches in what has been a poor start for the club.
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Teodorczyk has been unable to find the net in the Champions League this year, after his side lost 3-0 on both occasions to Bayern Munich and more recently Celtic, when the West Ham scouts were understood to have watched on.
Football Insider Verdict
West Ham don’t really need another striker. Their options, although injury prone, are quite good and are doing a decent job at the minute. Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are all better options that Teodorczyk while Michail Antonio can also step in to lead the attack should things go really pear-shaped. Teodorczyk did well last season in the Belgian top-flight but at the age of 26, he has never really had any big club experience with the Ukrainian league perhaps the best he has played in. He will not be able to make the step up to Premier League football at this stage of his career and even though £7million for a striker these days, the Poland international is not at the required level.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have been confirmed by an agent to be interested in this teenage defender.