The Netherlands earned a dramatic 3-2 victory over Ukraine on Sunday.
Georginio Wijnaldum, who scored eight times in qualifying, scored the opening goal for the Oranje before Wout Weghorst’s instinctive finish doubled the lead.
Ukraine pulled one back through Andriy Yarmolenko’s outstanding 25-yard dipping finish. Roman Yaremchuk headed the equaliser four minutes later to silence the home fans.
However, Dumfries scored the winner with a fine header from Nathan Ake’s cross to give the Dutch a memorable victory on their return to the major tournament stage after a seven-year absence.
Many West Ham fans took particular interest in the performance of Weghorst.
Recently, the Hammers have been linked with a move for the Dutch striker.
West Ham are looking to bolster their strike department this summer, and they have earmarked Weghorst as a potential option.
The Hammers didn’t sign a striker in January despite losing Sebastien Haller to Ajax. Jesse Lingard, who joined on loan from Manchester United, did extremely well for David Moyes’ side.
Many Hammers fans want the club to sign the striker. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Weghorst is quality sign him up✍️ @WestHam
— callum⚒️ (@callum_767) June 13, 2021
Difference between them is that weghorst is a tryer….he will chance the ball and press a defender
Haller waited for a chance
— Aaron Hartley (@AaronHa77625127) June 13, 2021
YES WEGHORST SIGN HIM WEST HAM 🦁🦁🔥🔥🔥🔥🇳🇱🇳🇱
— Lucas 🇳🇱 (@whulucas_) June 13, 2021
Anyone watching Holland, look out for striker Wout Weghorst. West Ham are looking to bring him in for next season ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒
— WHUGREG🇮🇪🏴⚒️👍 #GSBOUT (@whugreg) June 13, 2021
Weghorst the price has just shot up he won’t be coming to west ham
— David Dickson coyi GSBOUT (@dav_dickson) June 13, 2021
According to a recent from The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United were heavily linked with the 28-year-old last summer, but either of the clubs could reignite interest in the summer.
West Ham are keen to sign Weghorst who scored 25 goals and provided nine assists for Wolfsburg in all competitions this past season.
It has been reported that the German club could be looking to offload him if they get a fee for around €30 million.