What Should West Ham’s January Shopping List Look Like

West Ham target Olivier Giroud. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)
West Ham target Olivier Giroud. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Even though at times this season West Ham have been exceptional going forward the need for a new striker is evident. During Michail Antonio‘s injury, Sebastien Haller has struggled to replicate the Englishman’s impact on the pitch. Therefore the club should target a striker that can fill the void Antonio leaves when he needs a rest or. is inevitably injured again.

One name that has been consistently linked to the Hammer every season is Olivier Giroud. The French striker is coming to the end of a brilliant career and could be made available by Chelsea. Frank Lampard is only using Giroud sporadically as he prefers Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner. Though Giroud is a good player, he will suffer the same issues as Haller.

David Moyes should dip into the championship as two perfect options are waiting to get snapped up. AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King was a target in the summer before the club chose to sign Benrahma instead. King is tall, fast and a proven Premier League goalscorer and would be a perfect back-up to Antonio.

The Norwegian is in the last year of his contract and could be available for a cut-down price as the Cherries could lose him for nothing next summer. This potential bargain could tempt the West Ham’s owners to dip into their pockets.

West Ham should target Adam Armstrong.
West Ham should target Adam Armstrong. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images) /

There is one more option for Moyes to consider, and that is Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong. At only 23-years-old the former Newcastle attacker is the youngest of the options and could prove to have the most potential. The Englishman has netted an impressive twelve goals in twelve games in the Championship this season.

Even though Armstrong is noticeably shorter than Haller and Antonio, his added pace makes him a dangerous striker. The Blackburn striker is the most in-form striker on the list, but those goals will come at a price. Currently valued at £6.3 million on transfermarkt.com and Blackburn will be hoping for double that for any transfer involving their main man.

The Hammers have also been linked to Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. The French striker would be the most costly, and a move looks very unlikely at the moment.

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If the club is serious about having a successful season, then they will need to back Moyes in the upcoming window. With suitable reinforcements, it could be enough to solidify the club’s place in the top half and maybe push them closer to the European spots.