GSH Transfer Player Profile: Szymon Wlodarczyk

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The January transfer window is underway, and West Ham United manager David Moyes has expressed a desire to add to his side. One such position he is rumoured to want to strenghten is the wing, as Saïd Benrahma may leave this month and Maxwel Cornet receives little game time

Green Street Hammers writer James has been looking into players for West Ham to consider for this window. One such player is Polish forward Szymon Wlodarczyk, a 20-year-old who has settled with Austrian side Strum Graz and become a standout youngster in the Austrian Bundesliga. Wlodarczyk has shown that he can be a competent winger in the process.



Szymon Wlodarcyzk





Place of Birth

Wałbrzych, Poland


Strum Graz




2x Ekstraklasa


Szymon Wlodarczyk began his career with Legia Warsaw, with whom he won two league titles. He also played for Górnik Zabrze for one season, scoring nine goals. After the 2022/23 season ended, he transferred to Strum Graz, which marked the first time in his career that he had moved abroad.

Wlodarczyk's father, Piotr, played for Legia Warsaw and the Polish national football team. His aunt, Urszula, represented Poland at the Summer Olympics as a hepthalete.


Wlodarczyk plays as a left midfielder or in cooperation with an attacking midfielder. This provides cover for him to move with the ball, as he can rely on a teammate to stay close to him and to make a pass if need be. He likes to interchange the ball with the attacking midfielder so that the ball can be played into the box. As a result, he becomes a greater threat.

He is an ever-present figure in the penalty box, acting as a target man from deep forward positions. He is also Graz's primary penalty taker, a role that he has been given over the last two months.