West Ham are desperately light in the attacking department at the moment.
The Hammers allowed five forwards to leave the club in the summer, and signed just two – Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti.
Claret and Hugh claims that the Hammers are already prepared to move Ajeti on. So West Ham really need to sign two top class strikers, if they want to make real progress.
And here are five great options for them…
Samuel Chukwueze – Villarreal
The 20-year-old is one of the most exciting young talents in the game. He can play anywhere along the front-line and possesses blistering pace.
Chukwueze would surely flourish at West Ham, but whether the east London outfit could afford the 12-capped Nigeria international is another matter entirely.
Kevin Volland – Bayer Leverksuen
The 27-year-old Germany international has been remarkably consistent throughout his career to date. Another forward who can play in all positions across the front-line, Volland would bring some much-needed guile and know-how to the Hammers’ attacking play.
Luis Muriel – Atalanta
The Colombia international is a real live-wire, and he would provide West Ham with more of a cutting edge in the final third.
Muriel has been in fine form for his club this season, with nine goals in 13 Serie A appearances to his name.
Duvan Zapata – Atalanta
Muriel’s teammate, Zapata is a long-standing Hammers target. The Sun claimed that West Ham were prepared to pay £40 million for the South American in the summer, but a move failed to materialise.
Zapata would be a great option for West Ham to revisit in January.
Andrea Belotti – Torino
Another former target, the Italian hitman would be an excellent addition for the Hammers.
West Ham actually submitted a £45 million bid for Belotti in the summer, according to Football Insider.
And at 25, he is at the ideal age to make the switch from Italy to England.