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West Ham news: Hammers offered Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic to bolster striker options

WEST HAM have been offered Newcastle bad boy Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports.

Hammers boss David Moyes is thought to be in the market for a new striker when the transfer window opens in January.

Mitrovic, 23, is out of favour in Rafa Benitez’s side and has racked up just 89 minutes of Premier League action from the substitute bench.

Joselu, Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez are all ahead of the Serb in the pecking order.

But according to the Daily Mail, Moyes is ready to take a gamble on the towering forward and believes he can land him on cheap.

West Ham are one of the lowest scorers in the league with just 14 from their first 16 matches.

And with injury-prone Andy Carroll sidelined yet again and Javier Hernandez also out injured, Moyes wants more options to lead the line.

The striker still has two-and-a-half years left on his contract on his current deal but with Benitez ready to delve into the winter market, he will need to sell players to free up cash.

Newcastle’s transfer dealings in the new year could rely heavily on whether owner Mike Ashley will sell the club to business tycoon Amanda Staveley. 

The pair met up for face-to-face talks at a London curry house over a potential £400million takeover.

They’ll have to work quickly if they are to get a deal done by January.

It appeared to go smoothly after they were snapped leaving in high spirits as they departed with a hug.

 

 

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5116167/west-ham-news-mitrovic-newcastle-transfers/

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