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West Ham new favourites to snap up prolific Napoli striker

| 15.05.2017

He’s been linked at various times with Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea but now it seems that Napoli hitman Dries Mertens is most likely to swap Serie A for life at West Ham United.

The Irons are 7/4 favourites to snap up the Napoli ace, whose contract at Stadio San Paolo ends next June.

And having struggled for goals from their current front-men this term, it’s fair to say that Mertens would be a huge upgrade for the Hammers, with the versatile forward scoring 25 goals and chalking up 10 assists for the Campania outfit this term.

However, the East London outfit still face some pretty stiff competition for the Belgian’s signature.

Everton are 4/1 shots to sign the 30-year-old, while their city rivals Liverpool are just behind the Toffees at 5s.

Meanwhile, it’s a 7/1 shot for the Leuven native to join Tottenham, while Premier League champions Chelsea are priced up at 9/1 to acquire his services.

However, our traders can’t see him following Gonzalo Higuain’s controversial path to Juventus, with 12/1 on offer for Mertens to join the Old Lady.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “The Hammers could be set to make the signing of the summer, with the bookies tipping the Belgian hitman to head to London Stadium.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Dries Mertens – Next Club

West Ham – 7/4

Everton – 4/1

Liverpool – 5/1

Tottenham – 7/1

Chelsea – 9/1

Man United – 10/1

Juventus – 12/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.