West Ham have real problems in the attacking department.

Sebastien Haller is not firing on all cylinders, and Albian Ajeti is clearly not good enough for the Premier League.

Manuel Pellegrini will surely be looking to sign another striker in January, having got rid of five attackers in the summer.

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Mario Balotelli (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Quite who West Ham will be targeting, however, remains to be seen.

Some Hammers fans debated on Twitter whether Mario Balotelli could be the man to ease their goalscoring woes…


The Italian is a mercurial talent. On his day he is unplayable. The problem is, however, that he is incredibly inconsistent, and he is renowned for causing problems both on and off the pitch.

The 29-year-old is an experienced winner nevertheless. He has won three Serie A titles, the Premier League and the FA Cup and the Champions League.

That kind of winning mentality could be a major asset for West Ham.

According to the Sun, Balotelli could be a free agent in January. Brescia are allegedly prepare to terminate his contract.

So the risk associated with signing the enigmatic hitman will be greatly reduced.

Whether Pellegrini would be prepared to take a punt on the Italian, however, remains to be seen.

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