West Ham spent big on bringing Sebastien Haller to the London Stadium this summer.

It could be argued that the Hammers need another forward, however. They have got rid of Mark Arnautovic, Lucas Perez, Jordan Hugill and Andy Carroll, leaving only Javier Hernandez as competition for the Frenchman.

One potential target for Manuel Pellegrini is Daniel Sturridge, but Claret and Hugh have claimed today that the Chilean has no interest in bringing the former Liverpool man to east London.

And that could be a really big mistake.

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Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sure, the 29-year-old has experienced rotten luck with injuries, but on his day, he is one of the Premier League’s best finishers.

West Ham would have little to lose by offering the 26-capped England international a one-year deal.

Sturridge would provide excellent competition for Haller, and his fox-in-the-box playing style would offer Pellegrini an entirely different option in the final third.

He has also won the Champions League – something that could prove to be vital in the sense of improving the Hammers’ winning mentality.

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Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

If he remains injury free, he could be a quite exceptional addition for West Ham.

The risk is obvious, but the east London outfit really can’t lose by offering him a short-term deal.

And avoiding him might just turn out to be a big mistake from the Hammers.

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