West Ham to complete quick striker transfer after coaches blown away - report
By Harry Sykes
West Ham are pushing ahead with plans to sign emerging Swedish striker Alexander Alp after seeing him at close quarters last week, according to a report.
The Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 57, April 16, 2017) claim that London club are “eyeing a quick deal” for the AIK Solna youngster, who is just 16.
The Swedish teenager was taken on trial by West Ham as they make long-term plans to improve their striker options.
The Sun on Sunday report that Alp “impressed” the club’s coaching staff after he flew over to England to take part in training with the club’s development squad.
The Hammers are now planning on signing Alp, who is yet to make his senior bow for Swedish top-flight club AIK Solna.
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West Ham have been busy ahead of the forthcoming transfer window, with a deal reportedly already in place for Manchester City icon Pablo Zabaleta.
Meanwhile, the Hammers’ senior side have given themselves some breathing space in their relegation battle by accumulating four points from their last two league fixtures.
Slaven Bilic’s side are 13th in the Premier League table with a haul 37 points from 33 matches and appear almost certain of retaining their top-flight status.