Mario Mandzukic shows West Ham fans what to expect next season if Slaven Bilic gets his man

- Juventus' Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring.

West Ham United have been heavily linked with a move for Juventus star Mario Mandzukic and it's easy to see why.

- Juventus' Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring.West Ham-bound Mario Mandzukic celebrates

The Hammers will be in the market for a new striker or two this summer and former Besiktas Director of Football Onder Ozen was quoted by Turkish Football as saying that Mandzukic will be heading to team up with fellow Croatian Slaven Bilic in East London next season.

The club pledged to bring in a big-name striker last summer, but had to make do with flops Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri on loan.

Zaza left in January to join Valencia having failed to barely register a shot on target let alone a goal following a loan move from Juventus.

Meanwhile Calleri has scored just once since his loan move from Deportivo Maldonado and will not be signed permanently according to reports.

Bilic has once again relied heavily on injury-prone Andy Carroll and it shows with the Hammers languishing down in 14th place after last season's record breaking efforts.

If the under pressure boss stays in the job and manages to get Mandzukic as is expected then Hammers fans are in for a treat if the 30-year-old's latest goal for Juve is anything to go by.

Slaven Bilic talks tactics with Mario MandzukicSlaven Bilic talks tactics with Mandzukic

Given Juve's plethora of expensive attacking talent, the hardworking Croat has been deployed wide left of a front three this season.

And his hard graft, professional attitude and selflessness has helped Juve to the brink of yet another Serie A title and into the semi-finals of the Champions League.

- Juventus' Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring third goal .Mandzukic after scoring the third against Genoa

But he showed he hasn't lost his goalscoring touch either at the weekend when he guided a sumptuous curling, side-footed half-volley into the far corner to put his side 3-0 up before half-time in a 4-0 win over Genoa.

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