ExWHUemployee has claimed that Besiktas striker Vincent Aboubakar could be an option for West Ham United as their striker search continues to rumble on.

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David Moyes clearly has to bring in an established striker before the transfer window closes if the Hammers are to challenge for a top six spot, despite what the Scot says.

Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax two weeks ago. West Ham sold the Ivory Coast international without having a replacement lined up.

That is unforgivable. It could be excused if the board bring in a top class striker before next week’s deadline, however.

Besiktas' player Vincent Aboubakar
Vincent Aboubakar (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

ExWHUemployee names new potential West Ham target

As things stand though, West Ham appear to be no closer to signing anyone.

ExWHUemployee has claimed that one option could be Besiktas striker Vincent Aboubakar, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, January 20th):

Besiktas' player Vincent Aboubakar
Vincent Aboubakar (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

“There’s a player I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this show and in previous transfer windows – Vincent Aboubakar. He is someone we have liked before. He could be a bit cheaper than some of the others so he could be an option.”

The 63-capped Cameroon international is out of contract with Besiktas in the summer. So he could be available for a bargain fee this month.

 

The 29-year-old striker has been in fine form this season with 10 goals in 15 Super Lig games for Besiktas to his name (Transfermarkt).

Aboubakar also has 119 goals in 299 career games to his name.

The Cameroonian ace is a real handful. He is strong, quick along the ground and is a willing runner.

For a bargain fee, he would be a decent option for West Ham.

Hammers fans will surely expect a more ambitious signing before the transfer window closes, however.

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