Report: West Ham and Everton tracking Claudio Beauvue

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The Premier League duo are said to be keen on signing Guingamp striker Claudio Beauvue.

As per a report in L’Equipe, West Ham and Everton are looking at signing Claudio Beauvue, having been tracking him for the last few months.

The 26-year-old Guadeloupe international arrived at Guingamp for a minimal fee in 2013, but has since become a key part of the Ligue 1 team. He has 21 goals and seven assists in 43 games this term, and has shown a good goalscoring instinct in the Europa League, as well as in domestic competitions.

Beauvue’s contract runs until the end of the 2017 season, although the report claims that the forward has a deal with the Guingamp ownership that will allow him to leave the club at the end of this season.

Fellow Ligue 1 sides Marseille and Lyon are also named as showing an interest in him, as well as Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, and that could hinder any potential move to the Premier League, with the Hammers and Everton unlikely to be able to offer European football to the striker.

Would Beauvue be a good signing?

With Everton and West Ham both possessing top class strikers, it is clear that they are looking for a player to bolster their ranks, rather than become first-choice. The Hammers have utilised the French market previously to great success - with the signing of Diafra Sakho last season - whilst the Toffees need to bring someone in to provide competition for Romelu Lukaku, who is the club’s only consistent goalscorer.

Beauvue has a good goal record in Ligue 1, and has proven himself to be able to lead the line, as well as playing across the entire front three, and he could prove to be a great success in the Premier League, especially as he is likely to arrive as a cut-price signing.

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