West Ham are in the market for a striker this summer and numerous names have already been rumoured with a move to the club.
The Hammers are enquiring and beginning to bid for a number of centre-forwards as they weigh up which option is the best.
Six strikers appear to be on David Moyes’ shortlist, so who are they and what could they offer?
West Ham have been linked with multiple strikers this summer, but which six are reportedly top the Hammers’ shortlist?
The best place to start is with the man who seems to be the club’s first choice, Armando Broja. According to numerous reports West Ham are preparing to bid £30million for the Albanian goalscorer.
The 20-year-old is a Chelsea player but spent last season out on loan at Southampton and impressed netting nine goals in all competitions last campaign. His work rate is exceptional; the Saints demand their strikers to press well and win the ball back high and this is something Broja took to exceptionally well. He is also a great dribbler being tough to knock off the ball due to his combination of strength and speed. Then when he gets in front of goal he is a composed finisher.
At his young age, there is also plenty of room for him to improve but he has Premier League experience already which makes him an even more attractive signing. The main downside is his inability to create chances for others compared to Michail Antonio, who got 11 assists last season.
We have scouted Broja more in-depth to find out what he can offer West Ham, have a read HERE.
His name might ring a bell as Youssef En-Nesyri was linked with a £40million move to West Ham last summer and he also featured against the Irons in the Europa League last 16 win over Sevilla.
The Moroccan is an interesting option and is back on Moyes’ radar due to the Spanish club offering him to West Ham for just £25million. En-Nesyri netted a fantastic 24 goals in the 2020/21 season but his form dipped massively scoring only five in the season just finished.
This drop-off in goal-scoring has concerned Moyes who is now less willing to bring him in despite the reduced fee. But, the 25-year-old has proven he has talent and could need a transfer to rediscover his best football. Plus, East London could be a good destination with his international teammate Nayef Aguerd having just signed for the club.
En-Nesyri’s main strength is in the air but he is by no means slow and he does posses a turn of pace. He is not the best creator of chances and has failed to perform consistently across two seasons but there is talent for Moyes to work with.