West Ham United are said to be chasing Krasnodar forward Fedor Smolov
Smolov is said to want to move to the London Stadium, and he is up for sale for just £12 million.
And West Ham fans are now keen to see the Russian international added to Slaven Bilic’s squad.
• In 64 games for Krasnodar, he’s scored 48 goals.— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) January 29, 2018
• He’s the captain of Russia and played 28 times for them, scoring 11 goals.
• He wants to join West Ham and is available for a bargain £12m!@davidgold @jsullivanwhu WHAT ATE YOU WAITING FOR!! #WHUFC pic.twitter.com/Xv8s4bcein
Smolov for £12m is a bargain— WHUFC Customer (@SV2K18) January 29, 2018
If thats what they want then go get it done
His a £30m+ striker in the making would be an upgrade to what we have
Smolov at £12m is an absolute bargain, and I have no doubt in his ability to succeed in the Premier League. Worth the gamble, if you can even call it that. As I said before, you will not find a better striker for that price #WHUFC— Artem Makarevitch (@AMakarevitch) January 29, 2018
Fedor Smolov is much in the mould of Arnautovic. If he finds his finishing in the PL, he'd be a much bigger threat than Hernandez, who, all WHU fans were raving about like he was the greatest signing of all time.— Michael (@mick727xd) January 29, 2018
I saw a few clips of him, he looks good still. Scored a couple bangers against Spain last year, I’d take him— Ayy Dray (@SirDrayton) January 29, 2018
Get it done West Ham— Wayne Fortt (@ForttWayne) January 29, 2018
West Ham have sold Diafra Sakho to Rennes, so David Moyes is likely to be looking for striking additions.
The Hammers already have a collection of forwards at the club, but they have failed to find a prolific scorer so far this season.
Smolov has hit 10 goals in 13 Russian Premier League matches this term, meaning he would arrive at West Ham in good form, if he was signed.
Smolov would be in competition with the likes of Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic for a first-team place if he was to make a move to the Hammers this month.