By Andrew Maddox.

West Ham United may flip to RB Salzburg’s Junior Adamu of their pursuit of a brand new striker, however they face stiff competitors for his signature.

Based on Sky Sports activities, the 21-year-old Austrian ahead is attracting curiosity from a minimum of six golf equipment throughout Germany and England this summer time.

Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig have been linked with the hanging sensation, in addition to Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha Berlin, Southampton and Leeds United.

The report states that he’s obtainable for as little as €10 million, round £8.5 million, and would supply a less expensive choice to David Moyes than different strikers The Irons have been linked with.

West Ham have additionally been linked with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Chelsea starlet Armando Broja in current weeks, however each would price considerably greater than Adamu.

The principle draw for West Ham to Adamu is that he would lastly present strong backup to Michail Antonio.

Regardless of racking up 18 objective contributions final season, Antonio additionally went on a spell of 14 consecutive matches with out scoring.

He’s presently the only pure striker within the Hammers squad, with Jarrod Bowen offering occasional cowl there.

A shining star

Adamu had his breakthrough within the second half of the 2020/21 season throughout a loan spell at Swiss aspect St Gallen.

Regardless of nonetheless being an adolescent, he hit six targets in simply 14 video games within the Swiss Tremendous League as he helped steer the club away from relegation.

He was given his break within the Salzburg first workforce in the course of the 2021/22 season and tailored to the upper stage of competitors completely.

Regardless of finishing 90 minutes simply 4 occasions all season, Adamu hit seven targets and three assists throughout his 30 appearances, proving to be as efficient in entrance of objective as Antonio in Austria, although he would wish time to develop.

Based on FBRef, Adamu averaged 0.39 targets per 90 minutes, marginally higher than Antonio’s 0.3.

He additionally makes an attempt extra pictures per 90 than Antonio whereas additionally getting an equal quantity of his pictures heading in the right direction at round 33%.

Antonio is the extra aggressive of the pair, finishing extra tackles per 90 than the Austrian teenager. He additionally makes 14 pressures per 90, with a near-even break up throughout the midfield and attacking third.

That is essential to the best way The Irons play and Adamu would wish time to be taught from Antonio and add this to his recreation earlier than changing him.

In different West Ham United information, Frank McAvennie tells one Hammer to simply accept his new position as ‘the second man’

You’ll want to observe West Ham Zone on Fb for twenty-four/7 updates on the Hammers plus extra unique interviews with Frank McAvennie.

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