West Ham United are keen to sign Valencia attacker Rodrigo to add goals to Manuel Pellegrini’s side, according to a report published by The Sun.
The Spanish international previously had a spell in England with Bolton Wanderers during the 2010-11 season. It turned out to be less than successful as he went on to score just one goal from 21 appearances in all competitions.
The report added that the 28-year-old is keen on another spell in the Premier League at this point of his career and that he could get this either through Everton or West Ham.
One of Rodrigo’s strengths is that he is versatile, being able to operate as a winger or a striker, which will appeal to the Hammers.
West Ham need new attackers this summer due to the departures of the likes of Samir Nasri, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez.
Rodrigo is coming off an impressive season after having scored 15 goals in all competitions for Valencia and earning himself call-ups to the Spanish national team.
Landing the attacker would be a good coup for the Hammers.
West Ham need versatile attacking players who can act as a striker and also assist in midfield, especially considering that it is uncertain whether Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini will be available for the majority of next season.
While both West Ham players can be destructive when in form, they missed the vast majority of last season due to injury problems.