West Ham United are keeping an eye on Spartak Moscow striker Jordan Larsson, according to Goal.
Larsson has been in fine form for the Russian side this season, scoring 12 goals in 24 appearances.
Fans may recognise his last name – Jordan is the son of legendary Swedish striker Henrik Larsson.
At Celtic, Larsson Senior bagged a bucket-load of goals during a seven-year spell in Scotland. He was even crowned European Golden Boot winner in 2001.
His son, who is the spitting image, is now trying to emulate his father’s success on the other side of Europe.
However, Larsson Junior may be offered the opportunity to rival his father’s British achievements if West Ham make a move.
Moyes still hunting for strikers
David Moyes has been on the lookout for a new face to lead the line for what feels like an age. A great many alternatives to the departing Sebasten Haller fell through during the last transfer window.
The great, but injury-prone, Michail Antonio is the Hammers’ only recognised striker. And that will be a concern to the West Ham boss who will need reinforcements if the club has a deserved European campaign next season.
Larsson would be a more left-field choice considering his lack of game time in a major European league.
However, the 23-year-old’s form speaks for itself and he has attracted the interest of another big name on the continent.
Haaland out, Larsson in?
Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keen on Larsson as a possible replacement for superstar Erling Haaland.
Haaland’s future in Germany continues to make headlines as uncertainties linger over whether he’ll be at BVB next term. Manchester City are just one club rumoured to be considering an offer.
If the Norway international did leave Dortmund, it would open the door for another to try to fill his priceless boots.
Although the lure of the Bundesliga would be enticing, West Ham may be able to tempt Larsson with Champions League action. Dortmund are struggling to get in the top four and may need to win the competition to be in it next season.
And playing at the elite level of club football is the least the Larsson name deserves. Isn’t that right Henrik?
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