West Ham want to sign Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette in January according to a report from 90 Min.

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Hammers boss David Moyes failed to bring a striker to the London Stadium in the summer and it seems as though he could make up for that failing by raiding Arsenal in January.

West Ham are a really strong team now. The only thing missing, however, is another top class striker to compete with and provide cover for Michail Antonio.

If the Hammers are going to really kick on over the next few years and challenge for the top four, the addition of at least one top class striker will be a necessity.

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West Ham are allegedly chasing Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

And it seems as though Moyes has a player in mind.

West Ham eyeing swoop for Arsenal ace Lacazette?

That’s according to a report from 90 Min.

The 30-year-old is out of contract with the Gunners in the summer and it is believed that Mikel Arteta may well try to move him on in January for a cut-price fee.

 

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Either that or he will leave for nothing in the summer.

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Arsenal striker Alex Lacazette (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

We think Lacazette would be a fine addition for West Ham. The way in which he links up play and holds up the ball makes him the perfect foil for Antonio at the London Stadium.

He has incredible tight ball control in and around the penalty area and is great at finding his way out of crowded spaces.

The 30-year-old has bagged 67 goals and 29 assists in 173 games in all competitions for Arsenal (Transfermarkt).

The Frenchman’s wages will undoubtedly be a problem. Lacazette earns around £182k-a-week at the Emirates (Spotrac).

If he is available for a bargain fee in January or on a free transfer in the summer, however, West Ham might just have a chance of signing him.

Laca at his best:

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The Hammers could do a whole lot worse than signing Lacazette, that’s for sure.

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