Report: West Ham United weighing up bid for Arsenal outcast Joel Campbell

West Ham Upton Park

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell’s future with the Gunners is in doubt.

According to the latest reports in the Daily Star, West Ham United are considering a bid for Arsenal striker Joel Campbell this summer.

The Costa Rica international has been with the Premier League's form team for three and a half years but has spent most of his Gunners career out on loan with various clubs.

His performances during last summer’s World Cup in Brazil prompted a number of supporters to request his return to North London and a place in the first-team squad for the 2014-15 season.

However, fellow signings Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck have made it impossible for Campbell to nail down a regular spot and he was soon farmed out on loan again, joining Villarreal in January.

As per a report by TMW, Serie A outfit Torino are said to be interested in signing him this summer but fresh reports suggest the Italians now have fierce competition for his signature.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is weighing up a bid for Arsenal striker Joel CampbellAllardyce has Campbell in his sights and would also take Samba ace Silva, 22, on loan once his loan deal at La Liga outfit Almeria comes to an end,” the Daily Star claims.

Would West Ham United be a good option for Joel Campbell?

Campbell has failed to score a competitive goal since finding the back of net during Costa Rica’s spectacular 3-1 victory over Uruguay last summer in Brazil.

However, his talent and willingness to work hard is evident and he just needs a run of games through the middle – similar to his loan spell at Olympiacos - to show what he is capable of.

Sam Allardyce has a habit of getting young players’ careers back on track and he would utilise the striker’s strengths rather than play him out of position just to have him selected in the first-team XI.

The Hammers are short on options up front, and a potential partnership alongside Andy Carroll or Enner Valencia is something to get the Upton Park fans excited.

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch