Agent reveals Hoffenheim striker Anthony Modeste wants England transfer

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Hoffenheim striker Anthony Modeste wants a move back to the Premier League - and West Ham should be interested.

He may have failed with Blackburn Rovers, but Anthony Modeste has been nothing short of superb ever since.

Modeste, 26, joined Rovers in January 2012, but failed to score in his six months with the club and was slammed for getting sent off against West Bromwich Albion in a crucial relegation battle.

Since then, Modeste spent a season on loan with Bastia, scoring 14 goals in 35 games before Bordeaux sold him on to Hoffenheim for a fee in the region of €3m.

With the German side, the Frenchman has smashed 16 goals in 40 games - but now, his agent has revealed that Modeste wants a move back to the Premier League despite his terrible spell with Blackburn.

"Anthony is a proven goalscorer," said Mark McKay. "He is available and wants to prove himself in the Premier League. He feels he has unfinished business."

'What happened in his time at Blackburn was not a true reflection of the player he is. Lionel Messi would have struggled to score in that Blackburn team," he added.

Now many fans will be playing the guessing game over who could sign him, but West Ham figure to be in the mix somewhere.

Agent McKay has already provided West Ham with one impressive striker in Diafra Sakho, and in fact, Modeste has some similarities to Sakho in terms of his athleticism and aerial ability.

Manager Sam Allardyce has already allowed Mauro Zarate to leave the club, and with concerns over the injury status of Sakho and Andy Carroll, another striker could well be needed.

Modeste has all the traits that Allardyce would be looking for in a striker, and would be an ideal partner to get the best out of Enner Valencia.

A loan deal may be more appealing to West Ham than paying £5m, but with existing links to his agent and a growing need for another striker, Modeste could be in the frame for the Hammers.

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