West Ham United are eyeing up a loan deal for talented Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez, according to the Daily Star.
The Hammers have found goals hard to come by this season, with Ricardo Vaz Te (4) their only recognised striker to have scored for them at all. Midfielder Ravel Morrison is their top scorer with five goals, whilst no one else has managed to register more than one.
Andy Carroll and Mladen Petric are both out through injury for the Upton Park side and manager Sam Allardyce has chosen to overlook strikers Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga in favour of six midfielders in front of the defence.
Allardyce has always been known as a defensive coach, however it appears he feels the time has come to instil some freshness into his side in the hunt for more goals.
Jese Rodriguez is highly rated by Spanish giants Real Madrid, and the 20 year-old forward scored his first league goal for the club earlier this season in a 2-1 defeat to fierce rivals Barcelona.
Rodriguez has also represented Spain at every level from Under-16's to Under 21's, accumulating a total of 16 goals in 35 games.
A loan deal would be mutually beneficial for both clubs - Real Madrid looking to give their young starlet some vital experience and West Ham keen to add some important goals to their front line.
The Hammers may have to move fast to secure this deal however, as news of such a highly-rated talent available for a loan deal may attract more interested suitors into the fray.
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