West Ham should be gutted at Anthony Modeste's move to China

Anthony Modeste

The French striker could have been a perfect addition at West Ham, but not at his eventual price.

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French striker Anthony Modeste is best known in English football for his horror stint on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

But since then he has gone on to forge himself an impressive career in German football. That saw him heavily linked with a move back to the UK this summer. He scored 27 goals for Bundesliga side Cologne last season and that has seen him linked with plenty of clubs - including West Ham United.

The Mirror reported in April that West Ham, long-term admirers of the French marksman, would make a renewed bid for the 29-year-old this summer. Recently the Express in Germany reported the Hammers were gearing up to make a bid for the £26 million-rated hitman.

It would have been a perfect acquisition for West Ham this summer, but it seems they are not going to get their man.

Blackburn's Anthony Modeste (L) is sent off by referee Lee ProbertBlackburn's Anthony Modeste (L) is sent off by referee Lee Probert

Modeste is looking like becoming the latest name to head to China, according to several reports in Germany at the weekend.

Express report that Tianjin Quanjian are set to buy the player for 40 million euros, around £35 million. That’s an inflated fee due to the money the Chinese club can afford to splash out but if West Ham could have got him cheaper, they should have done so.

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