Premier League side West Ham United are set to bid for former Blackburn Rovers on-loan striker Anthony Modeste this summer, according to The Mirror.

Modeste, 28, currently plays for FC Köln in Germany and has scored 24 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions this season.  This form has attracted West Ham, who are likely to bid for the forward this summer after failing to sign him at the end of last season.

FC Köln signed Modeste back in July 2015 from 1899 Hoffenheim.  Since signing for the club, the striker has scored 42 goals in 64 appearances and is playing the best football of his career so far.

Modeste began his career in France with Nice but had his best season whilst on loan at Angers in Ligue 2 in 2009-10.  The striker scored 20 goals in 37 league appearances for the club and earned a move to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

After 12 goals in his first season with the club, Modeste couldn’t replicate this form in 2011-12 and scored only three goals all season.  After a brief loan spell to England, he was loaned out once again to Bastia.  The striker scored 17 goals in 38 appearances for the club, with the move a huge success.  Modeste then moved to 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany.

If Modeste does sign for West Ham this summer, it won’t be his first experience of English football or the Premier League.  After a disappointing start to the season with Bordeaux, the forward joined Blackburn Rovers on loan in January 2012.  The move was not successful; Modeste picked up a red card and failed to score in nine appearances for the club.

Following his form this season, Modeste will no doubt be a target for several top clubs this summer and West Ham will face competition to sign the striker.  However, Modeste will turn 29 next week and this could put clubs off spending too much on the player.


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