What West Ham can learn from Payet in their pursuit for a new striker


Another day, another striker linked with the Hammers. This time, Colombian scoring sensation Carlos Bacca is the latest name that has attracted interest from West Ham, with the striker rumoured to be available for a fee of around €25 million (£19 million).

The AC Milan forward has been in fine form this season, scoring 18 league goals for the Rossoneri in a disappointing campaign for the club as they could only finish 7th despite having higher aspirations.

It’s no secret that West Ham are in the market for a prolific goal scorer and Bacca is a forward that has scored goals at every club he has played for. The only issue for some fans is his age; he will turn 30 at the beginning of the new Premier League season.

Although it can sometimes be a bit of a gamble paying big money for an older player, West Ham are now in a position where they don’t necessarily need to purchase a player that has a good resale value. Dimitri Payet is 29-years-old and is by far one of West Ham’s best ever signings. Therefore, surely it’s better to invest in an older player that is going to produce the goods straight away rather than always worrying about snapping up younger players?

Bacca has performed on big European stages, scoring a penalty in the shootout victory over Benfica in the 2014 …..[continue reading at the link below]

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