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European Striker Set To Reject West Ham United Move: 3 Replacements Including This Ligue 1 Ace

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According to reports from Turkish media, Garry Rodrigues is set to snub a move to West Ham United and commit his future to Galatasaray. The Cape Verde international has played an important role in Galatasaray’s title charge this season, with 6 goals and 8 assists from wide positions. It is no surprise that the Hammers are interested in his services, having struggled to incorporate any wingers in their team this season.

Michael Antonio and Manuel Lanzini remain the only 2 wide options for Ham and Antonio has struggled for form this season. Arnautovic was signed for a club record fee but was dismal from out wide, and only rediscovered his form when he was played in a more central role, his improvement further testified by his stunning performance vs Southampton on Saturday as he helped himself to a brace.

However, there are still a lot of options for David Moyes to add quality to his wings, and we take a look at 3 of them.

Lucas Ocampos

The Argentina international has enjoyed a fine season for Marseille this season, scoring 14 times and assisting another 2 from the left wing. The former Genoa and AC Milan loanee clearly has a good eye for goal and is a good dribbler. His strength and work rate have impressed as well. What often lets him down is his decision making and sloppy passing, and he lets his emotions get the better of him at times, but at 23, he has his entire career ahead of him to iron out these issues. It will be a difficult deal to pull off from a financial point of view, considering Ocampos is already the record signing in Ligue 2 history, but he could be a very high reward gamble.

Amin Younes

Having burst onto the scene last season with some electric performances to help Ajax reach the Europa final, Younes has enjoyed another good campaign so far, albeit not as good as last season. Used a bit sparingly this season, with just 9 starts in the league, he’s still a top prospect. A terrific dribbler, what sets the German apart is his quick thinking in dangerous situations and his ability to make the right decision in good positions, and he’s an excellent passer of the ball as well. His finishing lets him down at times, which explains his poor goal record but he’s a very dangerous player from the left side.

Helder Costa

Our third player would be one of the best Championship players from last season. He might not have replicated the heights of last season but is still enjoying a decent campaign as Wolves look to finish top of the table and seal promotion to the Premier League. A right-sided player, Costa would fit in quite nicely at West Ham and his crossing ability would only suit this West Ham side with huge players.

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