West Ham Fans Top Transfer Targets This Summer

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West Ham fans have picked out their top targets ahead of this summers transfer window. David Moyes team needs reinforcements in three positions. Those areas are striker, central-midfielder and goalkeeper.

The most obvious position that needed strengthening was the striker position. West Ham only have Michail Antonio as the only recognised senior striker in the club after the sale of Sebastien Haller in January. The only natural option in the club is Ademipo Obudeko, but he is still a very raw talent and needs more time to develop.

Antonio had already become the first-choice striker before Haller’s sale with his all-action performances. The 30-year-old, however, is starting to suffer from regular hamstring injuries, and back-up is desperately needed, just to take the burden off his shoulders.

David Moyes will have to add to his West Ham squad this summer, especially if they manage to qualify for European qualification, which is looking likely.

David Moyes, West Ham.
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The other major position that needs reinforcements is in the central-midfield. There is no doubting that Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek are proving to be one of the bets double-pivots in Europe. The main concern is that there is no quality in depth, should one of the two pick up an injury, or be scarily sold.

The club have shifted the likes of Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Robert Snodgrass and Josh Cullen, who were able to play in those roles. Mark Noble is now the only natural centre midfielder in the club behind the two starters. The club captain is considering his retirement, making back-up increasingly necessary.

The final position that has been considered is between the sticks. Lukasz Fabianski has been a fabulous servant for the club, but with occasional injuries and with not long left on his contract, a replacement must be lined up.

Fabianski is also 35-years-old, so even if his contract was renewed, he might start to consider his own retirement. The club’s current first-team backups aren’t much younger either. Darren Randolph is 33-years-old, and David Martin is 35-years-old. Also, neither of them would be considered good enough to take on the responsibility of the number one shirt.