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West Ham Linked With Germany Euro 2016 Striker

West Ham United are been linked with Germany’s Euro 2016 leading goalscorer Mario Gomez by the Sun.

The striker currently leads the way for the world champions at the Euros, having bagged two goals up to this point.

The former Bayern Munich star is on loan at Besiktas, the former club of Slaven Bilic. Reports in Turkey suggest that the Croatian manager is keeping tabs on Gomez, and preparing a bid.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mario Gomez of Germany celebrates after scoring during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Gomez scored 26 goals in 31 matches last season as the side won the Turkish title.

Gomez is undoubtedly a prolific goalscorer, and this is something that the Hammers will need if they are to build upon a promising season just gone.

Andy Carroll is a solid option up front, but the scoring burden needs to be shared next season with Dimitri Payet also attacking from the midfield.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21:  Mario Gomez of Germany celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

As a new era for the club dawns, Bilic will be hoping to push the side on to the next level in the Olympic Stadium as West Ham look to crack the top 4 in the Premier League.

If they are to succeed to this end, they need to add more firepower, and the acquisition of Mario Gomez would be a major coup.

However, this rumour seems to have come from left field, and there is not much clear basis as of yet.

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