West Ham United are eyeing a triple raid on the Bundesliga this season, with Taiwo Awoniyi, Jeremiah St Juste and David Raum on their hitlist.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say David Moyes and co are looking at potential options across Germany as they look to bolster their squad in the summer.
First, Awoniyi, who has been enjoying a strong campaign in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 13 goals to date after joining Union Berlin on a permanent basis from Liverpool.
A number of ‘middle class’ clubs in England are keen on him because of that, with West Ham among those who are ‘trying to sign him’.
He’s available for €20m, which is the price of the release clause in his contract and is keen on the return to the Premier League, having admitted publicly that it is his ‘dream’ to play in England.
Left-back Raum has similar interest from the Premier League, having racked up 13 assists and three goals in 30 Bundesliga games this season.
He has a release clause set at €30m and ‘will probably’ move to the Premier League at some point after his impressive debut season for Hoffenheim.
St Juste, meanwhile, is also believed to be ‘at the top of the list of coveted players’ and has at least four clubs, again, including West Ham, looking at him.
He is officially the fastest player in the Bundesliga, having registered a top speed of 36.6km/h and a departure for a fee of around €10-12m ‘is certain’ after a season of impressive performances at Mainz.
The only thing that remains open is his destination, with the Hammer’s ‘playing poker’ alongside the likes of Leicester, Sporting Club de Portugal and Sevilla.