Report: West Ham identify Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder as solution to striking crisis

Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder is a reported target for West Ham.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United are pursuing Toulouse star Wissam Ben Yedder as a solution to their striking crisis.

The Hammers are bereft of strikers right now, with injuries to Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate leaving manager Slaven Bilic struggling without bodies in attack.

With just over a week to go in the transfer window, West Ham need to move quickly to land a new forward - and it seems they have a new target in mind.

The Mirror report that West Ham have now turned their attention to signing Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder, who has been a goal machine in recent years.

With 45 goals in his last three seasons for Toulouse, Ben Yedder has become one of the most feared strikers in French football, and a move has been expected for some time.

Ben Yedder, 25, has superb technical ability and thrives feeding off a main striker, much like the injured Valencia that West Ham already have.

With decent pace and a great eye for goal, Ben Yedder has proven himself in Ligue 1 - and playing alongside his compatriot Dimitri Payet at Upton Park could be a devastating attacking force for Bilic, if they can wrap up a deal for Ben Yedder.

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