Fabrizio Romano has suggested that West Ham United will 100% sign a striker in the summer transfer window.

Hammers boss David Moyes desperately tried to bring a top-class striker to the London Stadium in the January transfer window but he didn’t quite manage do get a deal over the line in the end.

West Ham allegedly made late moves for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez (90 min and Sky Sports) and Atalanta hitman Duvan Zapata (Sky Sports).

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Instead, the Hammers ended up signing nobody at all.

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And we are now in a situation whereby we have to make do with Michail Antonio as our only striker between now and the end of the season.

It really is a farcical situation. So Romano’s latest update will come as somewhat of a relief to the Hammers fans…

Fabrizio Romano shares West Ham summer transfer window update

Hammers boss David Moyes absolutely has to bring a top-class striker to the London Stadium in the summer. In truth, we need a lot more than that as well, including an established centre-back and a quality left-back.

Romano explained how West Ham will 100% be active in the summer, when speaking on the Que Golazo Podcast:

Fabrizio Romano has shared a big West Ham United summer transfer window update
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“Yes, to be honest, they wanted to spend big money in January, but they are always really clear with the strategy they have. They sign the players they want or they save money to spend in the following window. They proposed €50m to Benfica on deadline day for Darwin Nunez, but Benfica said no way, they wanted way more than that, and the deal collapsed after five minutes. At the same time, that means West Ham will 100 per cent go for a striker. So I am sure that in the summer they will go for a striker, I’m not sure who it will be because in the summer many clubs will be jumping into the race for Darwin Nunez, so it will be difficult for West Ham. Striker is a priority and centre-back will be another priority.”

Moyes has a huge rebuilding job to do at the London Stadium in the summer.

It could be argued that West Ham need to make an absolute minimum of five or six new signings with so many players due to be out of contract.

It’s not Moyes’s style to make so many additions in one transfer window but the decision will be forced upon him in the summer.

The Scot has to get his transfer business 100 per cent spot on before the start of next season. Let’s hope that he’s up to the task.

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