Three Bundesliga players West Ham should target this summer

Weserstadion - Werder Bremen

An ex-Chelsea talent features alongside a Wolfsburg star.

With the summer fast approaching the chequebooks are at the ready as Premier League teams prepare themselves for another season.

The transfer market will again be fierce and once again the Bundesliga will be a popular venue for potential buyers.

But who should West Ham target from German football?

Here are three options…

Franco Di Santo - Werder Bremen

You may remember the Argentine as a misfiring Chelsea youngster and Wigan Athletic stalwart and be thinking, 'why would we want him?'

Because he has been in fantastic form in Germany this season.

Goals come a lot easier to the striker these days and he is already known to the English game.

West Ham need another striker, with Carlton Cole set to depart and Andy Carroll injured - could Di Santo be the one.

Ibrahima Traore - Borussia Monchengladbach

The winger would bring something West Ham seriously lack, a genuine wide option.

He has struggled for playing time at Gladbach since his summer switch and the Guinean international would be quite the signing.

Christian Trasch - Wolfsburg

Ever since pulling out of the World Cup with an ankle injury it has been tough going for the Wolfsburg right-back.

He is now firm second choice at Wolfsburg behind Sebastian Jung and even converted winger Vierinha offers a serious challenge.

A move away could be on the cards and West Ham will need a replacement for Carl Jenkinson when he returns to Arsenal.

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