Don Hutchison has suggested on Twitter that West Ham should have attempted to sign Luka Jovic on loan in January.
The Hammers are crying out for more firepower in the final third.
They did sign Jarrod Bowen from Hull City for £22 million on transfer deadline day (The Guardian), but he is likely to play out wide.
Should West Ham have done more in the transfer market, however?
Don Hutchison certainly thinks so.
The former Hammers midfielder took to Twitter to suggest that the east Londoners should have paid a loan fee to prise Luka Jovic away from Real Madrid…
West Ham should have paid a loan fee 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/BevNN0q8es
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) February 4, 2020
An interesting suggestion
Jovic, 22, joined Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer for around £62 million, according to the Daily Mail.
The Serbian has struggled during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, however. He has just one goal in 21 appearances for Los Blancos to his name (Transfermarkt).
Jovic did struggle with an injury early on in his time with Madrid, however, so it is harsh to pass judgement on him as a failure just yet.
And perhaps he would have gained confidence and form had he moved to West Ham on loan and linked up with his former strike partner Sebastien Haller.
The duo scored a combined 47 goals playing together for Eintracht Frankfurt last season (Transfermarkt).
Having said that, it might have been difficult to tempt the Serbia international to leave Madrid in order to join a team in a relegation dog-fight.
It might just have been worth the Hammers’ time to at least pose the question, however.
The idea of having Jovic line up alongside Haller would have been a very enticing one indeed.