Hammers still hoping to bring Columbian hitman Duvan Zapata to the Boleyn

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce seems to have parked the idea of bringing Liverpool’s Stuart Downing or Baggies Graham Dorrans to the Boleyn Ground but is still hoping to sign Columbian hit man Duvan Zapata.

There are apparently issues with the Columbian’s work permit and that is what is holding up the process. Duvan Zapata is currently playing for Argentine club Estudiantes.

The 22 year old striker would be a force to be reckoned with if Allardyce eventually gets his man.

The Hammers are proposing a deal of £6.8million for the Columbian and Sam Allardyce had this to say to Sky Sports:

“It’s whether we think we can get the work permit through, that’s the only thing.”
“Based on the fact that he’s not a full international, we would have to go to a hearing.”
“We’d have to decide in the next 24 hours whether – on our part or the player’s part – that would be worth doing.”

After Tuesday’s win at Colchester, Sam Allardyce was happy to rule out any move for West Brom’s Graham Dorrans and added that he wasn’t interested in the Scot and pointed out the fact that the Hammers have many midfielders in the team.

Speaking about the Stuart Downing Case, Allardyce said that “unfortunately he thought that he wouldn’t have been able to afford the Liverpool winger”.

That just leaves the Duvan Zapata case on the table at the moment. The young 6 ft 2 12 in striker would work well up front with Andy Carroll and could cause a double sensation.

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