Report: West Ham-linked Vedad Ibisevic to hold talks with Stuttgart amid exit rumours

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Long-term West Ham target Vedad Ibisevic is set to hold showdown talks with current employers Stuttgart, talkSPORT report.

According to talkSPORT, Vedad Ibisevic is to hold talks with Stuttgart over his future amid reported interest from West Ham United. The Bosnian striker was targeted by the Hammers last summer, according to the Express, but the German club refused to entertain any offers.

However, a lack of game time for the Bundesliga outfit is said to have seen the 30-year-old grow unsettled at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, leading his agent, Andreas Sadlo, to initiate talks with club officials over his client's future.

During an interview via German news outlet Bild, Sadlo said: "We hear so many rumours, but still there is nothing concrete.

"Vedad is well, he is ambitious, he wants to demonstrate his value once again.

"After last year that of course remains difficult so certainly we'll talk."

Reports suggest that Stuttgart could now be willing to cash-in and the Hammers are again being mentioned as possible suitors for the veteran centre-forward.

Would Vedad Ibisevic be a valuable addition at West Ham?

The 30-year-old started just six Bundesliga matches last season and failed to score a single goal. However, the season before, he managed 10 league strikes in 27 appearances. Clearly a lack of game time had a significant impact on his form last term, which raises questions over his suitability for the Hammers.

Ibisevic is clearly not a player who thrives when featuring as a substitute, which is a situation he may face should he move to Upton Park. With Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll and now Elliot Lee to compete with for a starting berth at the London outfit, this may prove to be an unattainable achievement for the veteran striker. 

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