Report: West Ham considering ambitious move to sign Villarreal star Cedric Bakambu

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West Ham are reportedly keen on Villarreal hitman Cedric Bakambu.

According to Mercato 365, West Ham United have added Villarreal star Cedric Bakambu to their list of striker targets this summer.

The Hammers are in the market for a new centre forward this summer, with Andy Carroll still suffering injury problems, whilst Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia haven't proven themselves to be consistent goalscorers in the Premier League.

Now, with Europa League qualification still possible, the new Premier League TV deal and the move to the Olympic Stadium, West Ham look set to splash the cash on a marquee signing up front, with a host of names already linked.

Now, Mercato 365 report that the Hammers have added Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu to their list of targets up front, after his superb season for the Spanish side.

The DR Congo international, 25, was born in France and came up through the ranks at Sochaux, hitting 21 goals in 107 games, before leaving for Bursaspor after Sochaux's relegation in 2014.

One 21-goal season in Turkey saw Bakambu earn a big move to Spain last summer, as Villarreal took a chance on him - and with 22 goals in all competitions this term, they've certainly been rewarded.

With pace and power, Bakambu has been a thorn in the side of teams in Spain and Europe, and his performances for the Yellow Submarine appear to have attracted interest.

It's believed that West Ham are keen to land Bakambu, though Villarreal will no doubt be reluctant to sell their star striker, meaning the Hammers may have to dig deep to secure his signature this summer.

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