Reported West Ham striker target Ishak Belfodil admits he will make free transfer move

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Parma striker Ishak Belfodil has admitted that he will make a free transfer move this summer.

Parma striker Ishak Belfodil has told FC Inter News that he will leave the club on a free transfer this summer amid reported interest from West Ham United.

Belfodil, 23, started his football career in France with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Clermont and Lyon, before moving to Italy with Bologna on loan and eventually Parma.

Eight goals in his first season led to a move to Inter Milan in 2013, but after no goals he was farmed out on loan to Livorno, with Parma re-purchasing him last summer.

The Algerian international has yet to find the net in 21 appearances this summer, but speculation from Tutto Mercato Web in January suggested that West Ham wanted to bring him to the Premier League.

Manager Sam Allardyce allowed Mauro Zarate to join QPR on loan, and wanted to bring in a striker - but failed to do so, despite Belfodil reportedly being a target.

After facing former club Inter on Saturday night, Belfodil told FC Inter News that he will be leaving Parma on a free transfer at the end of the season, with the Serie A side being declared bankrupt last month, which will enable players to move on this summer.

That could be good news for West Ham as they look to bring in a striker this summer, but his recent lack of goals could be a concern for Hammers fans.

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