Striker having medical at West Ham

Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to join the Hammers.

Iceland international striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is currently having a medical as his move to West Ham United moves closer.

The club confirmed this morning (Thursday) that the 32-year-old striker is set to join up with manager Sam Allardyce for a second time having started his career in England with Allardyce at Bolton.

It has been a staple story for all West Ham fans over the last two or three years, ‘Eidur Gudjohnsen is coming to Upton Park’.

It seems like he has been linked with a move to the Hammers every summer and one or two Januarys ever since he left Chelsea, but somehow the 32-year-old striker has never signed on the dotted line.

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But now it seems that the Iceland international is more than just a rumour story on an untrustworthy website.

Gudjohnsen played under new Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers and although that was over 10 years ago, his exploits in Wanderers’ colours certainly made an impression on his boss.

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He scored 27 goals in 77 appearances before moving to Chelsea in a �5million deal which led to even greater plaudits for the player.

He managed 78 goals in 263 appearances for the Blues, but since leaving Stamford Bridge for Barcelona things have not gone smoothly for the striker.

Last season he was loaned out by Stoke City to Fulham, but failed to score in 10 appearances for the Cottagers.

He was released by the Potters at the end of the season and is available on a free transfer, and with Allaradyce confessing that his top priority is signing a striker, Gudjohnsen could easily fit the bill.

His age and recent poor scoring record will certainly come into question, but if he is fit, he could be a major asset for West Ham in the Championship this term.

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