Three Replacements For West Ham’s Outgoing Striker

West Ham target Boulaye Dia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
West Ham target Boulaye Dia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) /
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West Ham striker Sebastien Haller has joined Ajax after a disappointing spell in the Premier League, the club now needs to replace him.

Ajax have signed Sebastien Haller from West Ham. The fee involved is a lot lower than what the Hammers paid Eintracht Frankfurt for the striker. The club have received a fee of around €22.5 million to try and replace the Ivorian international.

David Moyes now only has one senior striker left in the squad. Michail Antonio had become the first choice forward at the club but is prone to hamstring injuries. Moyes could call Ademipo Odubeko into the first-team however the forward is only 18-years-old and with little first-team experience can’t be trusted with the responsibility just yet.

There are plenty of strikers in the world that could improve West Ham’s team. There are three outstanding candidates that could be affordable for the Hammers.

1. Adam Armstrong

West Ham should target Adam Armstong.
West Ham should target Adam Armstong. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images) /

The top choice to replace Haller should be Blackburn Rovers young forward Adam Armstrong. The former Magpie striker is different from Haller in every way. The 22-year-old is much younger, quicker, hard-working and lethal in front of goal. This combination of attributes would mean that Armstrong would fit straight into David Moyes’ system.

Currently playing in the Championship, Armstrong has been having his best season to date. Sixteen goals in only twenty-two appearances has seen the striker rise to the top of the scoring charts only matched by Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

Due to the current financial climate, Blackburn could be tempted into selling their prized asset for a reasonable fee of £12-15 million. This would leave the Hammers with some extra spending money to invest in other areas, such as left-back and central midfield.

Armstrong fits the description of players that Moyes wants to sign. British, young, hungry and from the lower leagues with bags of potential. West Ham would be silly to not even consider approaching the hitman.