West Ham and Crystal Palace are keen on taking young Arsenal striker Joel Campbell on loan, according to talkSPORT.

Campbell signed for the Gunners in 2011, but has yet to make an appearance for the London-based club and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, firstly at Lorient and then at Real Betis.

Betis are also understood to be keen on taking the Costa Rican international back for another season and are confident he will choose to join them over a Premier League club, however his availability has alerted both West Ham and Palace.

Campbell has struggled for goals during both his previous loan spells, scoring just five times in 57 appearances, but the pacey frontman has still made a good impression wherever he has been so far.

West Ham see the striker as a possible partner for their new big-money signing Andy Carroll, as they have the characteristics you would expect from the archetypal 'big-man, little-man' combination.

Meanwhile, Palace will be looking to add attacking impetus to their squad following their promotion from the Championship last season and having lost star man Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United.

 

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