West Ham United are keeping tabs on Östersunds FK forward Saman Ghoddos. According to recent reports, the Hammers are among a whole host of clubs looking to seal a move for the Iran international following his eye-catching Europa League performances versus Arsenal. It is being reported that scouts from West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City, Southampton, West Ham and Brighton & Hove Albion have been tracking the player as he set up both goals in Ostersunds’ surprising 2-1 second leg victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Ghoddos put in an impressive performance which caught the eye in the first leg meeting between the two teams in Sweden earlier this month. His performance on the night won praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who was quoted to have said, “Technically and tactically, I was impressed by him,”
The 24-year-old has found the back of the net four times while providing four assists in Ostersunds’ Europa League campaign this season, where they secured progression into the group stages of the competition via the qualifying rounds and to the surprise of many, qualified from the group stages to set up a date with Arsenal in the round-of-32.
It is understood that Ghoddos’ agent, Ferhat Cifici, was in London to witness Östersunds FK’s encounter with Arsenal and has confirmed reports that there was interest in the player, but he refused to disclose the teams who are chasing after his client’s…