The Watford forward would be a useful addition to the West Ham United squad.

West Ham quite simply must improve upon their forward department this summer, after they became too heavily reliant upon Marko Arnautovic last season.

The addition of an established striker this summer will be vitally important to them, as they look to push on and challenge for the Europa League spots next term.

With this in mind, the Hammers should consider rekindling their interest in Watford hitman Andre Gray, with the forward’s future at Vicarage Road uncertain to say the least after a challenging season with the club.

The 26-year-old joined the Hornets from Burnley in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £11.5 million, but he went on to score just five goals last season.

Before he linked up with the Hertfordshire outfit, West Ham were keen on bringing him to east London, according to the Evening Standard, but a move obviously failed to materialise.

The Hammers should go back in for Gray this summer, though, in a bid to add more pace to their pedestrian front-line.

The 26-year-old’s game is based around hanging off the shoulder of the last defender, and that would provide Pellegrini with an entirely different option through the middle next season.

Gray is well-renowned for making unselfish runs into the channels, and that would create more space for Arnautovic to operate in.

His record of 32 goals in 73 league games for Burnley proves what a goalscoring threat he can be, and a move to West Ham could be just what he needs to get his career back on track.

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