Report: West Ham interested in Yussuf Poulsen, scored just five goals last season

Denmark's forward Yussuf Poulsen controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Croatia and Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod...

West Ham United are reportedly keen on forward Yussuf Poulsen.

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen of Denmark looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod,...

According to Calciomercato, West Ham United are one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen this summer.

The Hammers have already added a new goalkeeper in Lukasz Fabianski as well as right back Ryan Fredericks and centre back Issa Diop, but now the attention should turn to attacking reinforcements.

Lazio winger Felipe Anderson remains a top target, but West Ham are now being linked with a versatile attacker who has been featuring at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Denmark's forward Yussuf Poulsen controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Croatia and Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod...

Calciomercato report that West Ham are interested in signing RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen, who bagged the only goal of the game as Denmark beat Peru 1-0 in their first group game.

However, it's noted that Premier League rivals Everton and Newcastle United also have an interest in Poulsen, meaning he could be in demand this summer having flashed ability at the World Cup.

Poulsen, 24, came up through the ranks with Lyngby in his native Denmark before heading to Leipzig in 2013, and he has racked up more than 150 appearances for the German outfit.

Denmark's forward Yussuf Poulsen (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Peru and Denmark at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk...

A giant forward at 6fr 4in tall, Poulsen has an incredible combination of height, power and speed, but inconsistent end product has plagued him throughout his time with Leipzig.

Poulsen found the net just five times last season, and whilst some teams may see him as a winger, clubs should be wary of seeing him as a goalscoring striker, because they may be left disappointed.

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