'Next Mohamed Salah' - West Ham and Spurs sent enticing £25m transfer news

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou.Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou. | AFP via Getty Images
The Serie A star is reportedly keen on a switch to the Premier League as the London rivals compete for his signature.

West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are competing for the signature of Genoa forward Albert Gudmundsson with the player keen on a move to the Premier League.

The 27-year-old was first linked with a move to London in January and both the Hammers and Spurs have maintained interest this summer. The versatile Iceland international can play anywhere across the front three, including the attacking midfielder role.

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That makes him a particularly attractive option for Julen Lopetegui at West Ham with Brazilian maestro Lucas Paqueta linked with a move away and the side still relying on winger Jarrod Bowen for goals as a central striker.

Both top flight clubs chasing the star were handed a boost over the weekend as Calcio Genoa reported that Gudmundsson is 'attracted' by the prospect of a move to either the London Stadium or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The report also claims that the striker could be available for as little as £25 million despite previous reports that the Serie A outfit wanted £10 million more than that.

Gudmundsson made 37 appearances in all competitions for Genoa last season, bagging 16 goals and claiming five assists over an impressive campaign. Speaking in November, Genoa teammate Kevin Strootman heaped praise on his Icelandic colleague, comparing him to Liverpool legend Mohamed Salah.

West Ham and Spurs are targeting Albert Gudmundsson.West Ham and Spurs are targeting Albert Gudmundsson.
West Ham and Spurs are targeting Albert Gudmundsson. | Getty Images

Strootman, who played in the same Roma side as Salah, said: "He reminds me of when Mohamed Salah was at Roma. If he keeps improving, he won’t stay at Genoa for long.

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“He reminds me of Salah when he was at Roma, in that every now and then he disappears. Much like Salah then, he would have four or five chances per match and only score at most one.

“They used to say that if Salah was more clinical, he would be playing for Liverpool, and that is exactly what happened. All joking aside, Gudmundsson is a devastating player and also an exemplary professional.”

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