With the season now ended, it is time that transfers come to mind. West Ham can improve in a number of areas, especially upfront. Below are five players West Ham should be looking at.
This is a player who would top my list this summer. We were continually linked with him whilst he was at Huddersfield and continue to be linked with him still. The Scottish forward, 25, constantly scores goals, grabbing 25 this season. Last season he scored 33 in all competitions. This shows he is a goalscorer, something West Ham are lacking. Whether he can do it in the Premier League remains to be seen.
A player we were linked with on deadline day of the January window, and what a good signing it could have been. McCormack has been on fire all season, scoring 28 goals in 44 games. He would be a good signing in my opinion and could partner Andy Carroll if needs be. With problems starting to emerge at Leeds and question marks hanging over the manager, McCormack could be available at a good price this summer.
Redmond has recently been relegated with Norwich and is an exciting player. At only 20 he is still a very young player. He is also English and plays for the England U21 team. Redmond is a skillful player with plenty of pace, two things the current team lacks. He is also a friend of Ravel Morrison from his time at Birmingham, so could encourage Morrison. He could be available at a good price, especially if he wants to stay in the Premier League.
Steven Caulker only signed for Cardiff this season from Tottenham and is 22 years of age. He is a solid defender and has even grabbed 5 goals this season. Looking at Cardiff from an outside point of view, what with Vincent Tan, I wouldn’t be surprised if he wanted to leave. He could provide essential cover in defence and could also push for a starting spot.
Lescott has just won the Premier League title with Manchester City and is available on a free this summer. His recent tweets suggest he will not be offered a new contract this summer, with one of them stating goodbye. Lescott would definitely make it into the first team at West Ham and would be a very welcome addition. However we face competition for him, so could be hard to get.