West Ham transfers: 4 strikers the Hammers have been linked with this summer

Michail Antonio, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Michail Antonio, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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The main problem in this West Ham side is the fact they are missing a backup striker, as the team’s current forward, Michail Antonio, is known for picking up injuries too regularly.

If the Hammers were to qualify for Europe, squad depth will be essential as the extra games midweek will most definitely be too much for Antonio to play every week, especially as he continues past the age of 30.

West Ham have been linked with many players over the past few seasons, but more often than not the transfers either end up falling through, or the players do sign and are considered ‘flops’ due to their performances.

Antonio has only played 19 league games this season, meaning he has missed ten already due to injuries. With Sebastien Haller leaving in the January transfer window, West Ham were struggling for options other than deploying Andriy Yarmolenko and Jarrod Bowen as make do strikers.

Should West Ham qualify for European football, it would also provide a huge incentive for some of the world’s best players to join the club and play on the continental stage.

But who should West Ham sign?

West Ham are having an unbelievable season sitting fifth in the Premier League, at the time of writing, but have had one ongoing issue all season.

Here are five players who West Ham have been linked with for this summer.