Back in the summer of 2016, FC Porto loaned the Cameroonian striker to his current Turkish club for a season-long loan (as per Transfermarkt).
Following the expiry of his loan in the summer of 2017, the attacker stayed with Porto until moving to Besiktas permanently in September last year on a free transfer.
Over the two stints with his current Turkish club, the Cameroonian has bagged an impressive 29 goals and six assists in 54 appearances.
During the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, ExWHUemployee discussed several strikers that the Irons have their eye on, one of which was Aboubakar.
He said: “Another player that I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this show and in previous transfer windows – Vincent Aboubakar.
“He is someone that we have liked before and he is looking like he might be a bit cheaper than some of the other [strikers West Ham are linked with].
“So, he could be an option.”
TIF Thoughts on what ExWHUemployee said about Vincent Aboubakar…
As can be seen in what the podcaster had to say, he believes that the Hammers could still be interested in the Cameroonian as he provides a cheaper option than other forwards they are interested in.
Should West Ham pursue their supposed interest in Vincent Aboubakar?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a solid player
Currently, the 29-year-old forward has a market value of £6.3m according to Transfermarkt, however, his existing deal with Besiktas expires in the upcoming summer.
Based on his current form, the striker would make for an impressive acquisition, too, as he has bagged 10 goals and provided two assists in 15 Super Lig appearances this term (per WhoScored).
Aboubakar’s performances have earned him a 7.23/10 average rating, making him Besiktas’ third-best performer in the league.
So, it seems as though it would be a good idea for the Irons to pursue their interest in the Cameroonian.