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Update In West Ham United’s Pursuit Of This Serie A Forward: What Now For The Hammers?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by Calciomercato, AS Roma centre-forward Edin Dzeko will snub West Ham United in favour of a move to Inter Milan this summer. The same source goes on to reveal that the Bosnian striker is keen on making a switch to the San Siro which will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Hammers.

Dzeko’s Sensation Career In Europe

The Sarajevo born forward is a proven talent in European football and has been a consistent goal-scorer for both his club and country in recent years. Since sealing a move from Manchester City in the summer of 2016, Dzeko has established himself as one of the most prolific goal-getters in the Serie A during his time at Rome. The former VfL Wolfsburg striker has featured in 35 matches for Roma this term, scoring 13 goals while creating eight assists in multiple competitions.

He has also earned a lot of international experience having represented Bosnia-Herzegovina in 101 matches while scoring 55 goals for them so far. Moreover, the veteran frontman also knows what it takes to taste success in the English top-flight having lifted the Premier League trophy twice during his time with Manchester City.

Dzeko: Still Goal Crazy After All These Years

At 33, Dzeko is currently going through the twilight years of his playing career but his stellar goal-scoring record this season begs to differ with his age. Dzeko has proven that he can still be quite a potent threat in the attacking third of the pitch. The Bosnia international has a knack for finding space inside the opposition penalty area and is also very dominant in the air.

Should The Hammers Give Up On The Bosnian Forward?

He would have been a terrific addition to Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at the London Stadium. The Hammers forwards have found it difficult to score goals consistently for the East London outfit during this season. Hence, Pellegrini needs to recruit a new striker to take up the goal-scoring load of Javier Hernandez’s shoulders in the Premier League.

Missing out on Dzeko will be a massive blow for West Ham, but they should now concentrate on looking at alternative solutions so that Pellegrini has a strong squad capable of challenging for a European place next season.

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