West Ham linked to zero-goal striker again

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West Ham United are considering moving for Inter striker Ishak Belfodil despite his poor form, according to the latest reports.

According to Talksport, West Ham are eyeing Inter striker Ishak Belfodil once again despite the Algerian being derided in the Italian press for a miserable 2013-14 season.

Belfodil undoubtedly has a lot of promise and when Inter signed the tall marksman last summer after a decent spell at Parma many tipped him for the top.

But last season was a nightmare for Belfodil who was incapable of finding the net.

After a fruitless start to the season at Inter where his only goal came in the Coppa Italia against Serie B side Trapani, Inter decided to loan Belfodil out.

First West Ham and then Queens Park Rangers appeared to have agreed moves before Serie A strugglers Livorno managed to persuade the 22-year-old to sign.

At Livorno things got worse for Belfodil who reached the end of the season with a Serie A leading total of 1011 minutes without a goal.

The Italian press were ruthless in their criticism of the ex-Lyon man, who has now missed out on a place in Algeria's World Cup squad, labelling him 'King of the Flops'.

But, Talksport believes that West Ham are ready to take a gamble on Belfodil for next season and could enter talks with Inter shortly.

Inter would probably be delighted to discuss a deal which could come in the form of a loan if the Nerazzurri still feel Belfodil will come good at some stage.

For Belfodil the change of atmosphere and style of play may enable him to finally show his potential, but his confidence must be low.

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