Should West Ham target Asamoah Gyan this summer?

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The Ghanaian has been demoted at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

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West Ham United’s hunt for a top-class striker has been a hard and arduous task so far this summer.

The Hammers have failed in moves for some big names as they look to replace Diafra Sakho, who looks West Brom bound, and potentially Enner Valencia. With Andy Carroll’s history of injury trouble the argument is West Ham will need more than one.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamDiafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

So if they are to get realistic, why not bring Asamoah Gyan back to the Premier League?

Gyan is currently signed to Shanghai SIPG in China. However, owing to foreign player quotas in the Chinese Super League, he has been de-registered and demoted to the reserves since the arrival of Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg.

Hulk in training with BrazilHulk in training with Brazil

That makes him available for transfer, with West Ham being the perfect location for the 30-year-old goal-machine.

Gyan is a complex character but would be an excellent addition to the West Ham team, with Slaven Bilic the right sort of manager to get the best out of him.

Sunderland's Asamoah GyanAsamoah Gyan

The former Sunderland striker is on astronomical wages in China, but a loan deal with SIPG still paying a bulk of the fees would not seem out of the question.

West Ham need at least one striker this summer and Gyan is a sitting duck in the market.

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