Despite the presence of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Andre Ayew, a return of just 19 goals from 17 Premier League matches this season suggests that West Ham could do with some more creativity in their side.
According to reports in The Sun, one potential target is Max-Alain Gradel, with the Ivory Coast international currently struggling for playing time at Bournemouth.
Having joined the Cherries at the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign, the 29-year-old was soon ruled out for six months with a serious knee injury.
Although he returned towards the end of February, Eddie Howe appears to have lost faith in a man who excelled at Saint-Etienne, thus opening the door to a potential move:
|29Y 0M||AGE||29Y 8M|
|5FT 11IN||HEIGHT||5FT 9IN|
|11ST 0LB||WEIGHT||12ST 0LB|
|FL | STE |||| MAR | FL|
|06/14 - 06/15||06/14 - 06/15|
During his final season in Ligue 1, Gradel weighed in with a staggering 17 goals from his role on the wing, including 13 in 13 games after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with his country.
To put things in context, Payet managed only seven goals for Marseille during that campaign, though the France international did deliver a whopping 17 assists.
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