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Opinion: Sensational January transfer window splurge could cost West Ham just £42 million
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Opinion: Sensational January transfer window splurge could cost West Ham just £42 million

The West Ham fans are desperate for some positive news at the moment and we think there could be some on the horizon with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately chasing a few additions in order to bolster his options at the London Stadium.

West Ham have been linked with plenty of players already.

We believe that there are a few standout options who could turn us into genuine challengers for a top four spot this season, however.

Exciting West Ham January transfer window on the horizon?

We believe that if Moyes brings the following three players to the London Stadium, the second half of the season could be an incredibly fruitful one for the Hammers…

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Mohamed Bayo

Clermont are demanding €20 million (£17 million) for Bayo in January and the Hammers are prepared to meet that asking price (Le10 Sport).

The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season with eight goals and two assists in 16 Ligue 1 games to his name (Transfermarkt). That comes after bagging 22 goals and eight assists in 38 Ligue 2 games last term.

At just 23, he has so much talent and potential. He is still very raw of course. He has all the skills needed but they need to be refined before he becomes an elite striker.

Importantly, Bayo possesses blistering pace and he is very strong indeed, so should be ideally suited to Premier League football. In other words…he’s perfect for us.

Jesse Lingard

The Sun suggested that Manchester United star Jesse will be available for around £10 million next month.

We all know what Lingard can do and bringing him back to East London in January is an absolute must.

The 29-year-old possesses exceptional movement, energy and is a superb finisher.

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Jesse would take us to another level yet again if Moyes signs him next month.

James Tarkowski

Football Insider reckon that Burnley will demand around £15 million for the 29-year-old Burnley ace.

He is strong in the air and is a real threat from set-pieces. The 29-year-old is a tenacious tackler and his playing style is somewhat of a throwback to days gone by.

Tarkowski seems like an absolute perfect player for David Moyes. He has all of the attributes that the Scot looks for when making a new signing.

Perhaps we could pick him up for a lot cheaper than £15 million as well. He’s out of contract in the summer of 2022 after all.

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In total, those three players would cost West Ham around £42 million, or perhaps even less. Signing all three should be an absolute no-brainer for Moyes in the January transfer window.

And if Bayo, Lingard and Tarkowski all rock up at the London Stadium next month, we will have a great chance of achieving success on all fronts this term.

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