It is quite possibly the worst kept secret that David Moyes is after a first team striker in January. West Ham have just one senior striker on their books currently and it has been that way now for almost a whole year, which for a Premier League team who are also in the Europa League is simply shocking.
Sebastien Haller was shipped off to Ajax last January for around £20 million after the Ivorian forward failed to really hit the mark at the Hammers. Whether that was due to Haller failing to adapt to English football, the fact that he wasn’t utilised in the right way or that he just didn’t suit West Ham is no longer relevant.
Haller has since gone on to absolutely smash it at Ajax and has recorded 35 goals and 13 assists in 48 games in all competitions, while also managing to break Erling Haaland’s Champions League goalscoring record. All this proves that, in my opinion, West Ham should have kept Haller as they had the perfect goalscoring machine just sitting on the bench.
The fact that Haller was sold almost a year ago and that no replacement has been brought in during that time is utter madness, especially considering the injury record of Michail Antonio. If the Hammers are to have a chance at replicating last season’s heroics in the League and potentially having a go at winning a cup, then a new forward simply needs to come in this window.
As per usual, thousands of names have been thrown around with all sorts of figures and fees being mentioned but some of the same names keep on reoccurring.
So here are five strikers that I think West Ham could and should look to sign this January: