By Prince Dulzy
West Ham United is in hunt for a top-class striker, but it seems the task has been hard and arduous so far for the Hammers this summer.
With a potential move for Daifra Sakho to West Brom in place and the likelihood that Enner Valencia will leave the club, coupled with Andy Carroll’s history of injury trouble, the argument is West Ham will need more than one.
Their first target is the Ghana international Asamoah ‘Bay Jet’ Gyan.
The Hammers are planning to turn their attention to Black Stars captain and bring him back to the Premier League.
Gyan who is currently playing for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, is seen as surplus, therefore a move away from the Red Eagles seems to be the best option.
Also, due to foreign player quotas in the Chinese Super League, which allows only four foreign players to be registered to a particular team, Asamoah Gyan has been de-registered and demoted to the reserves since the arrival of Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg.
With the current wages of the Ghana forward, the club can not continue to pay him even though he will not be featuring for the club this season, hence making him available for transfer.
West Ham United seems to be the perfect location for the 30-year-old goal-machine, who already has experience playing in the premier league with Sunderland from 2010 to 2012 scoring 10 goals in 34 appearances for the Black Cats.
Gyan is a complex character but would be an excellent addition to the West Ham team, with Slaven Bilic the right sort of manager to get the best out of him.
The former Sunderland striker is on astronomical wages in China, but a loan deal with SIPG still paying a bulk of the fees would not seem out of the question.
Gyan holds the record as the African player with the highest number of goals, six, at the Fifa World Cup. He still tops the all-time goal-scoring chart for Ghana, scoring 48 goals in 95 caps.
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