West Ham absolutely must sign a new striker this month.

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The Hammers allowed Sebastien Haller to leave the club last week. Michail Antonio is now David Moyes’s only recognised senior centre-forward at the London Stadium.

West Ham have already been linked with a plethora of names.

Two of the more exciting names linked are Stade Reims striker Boulaye Dia (Le 10 Sport & ExWHUemployee) and RB Salzburg ace Patson Daka (Area Napoli).

The Frenchman is valued at around £13 million (EN24 News) whilst the Zambian ace is valued at around £22 million (Area Napoli).

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Boulaye Dia (Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images)

Now, in all likelihood, David Sullivan and David Gold will only sanction one of those deals.

If the West Ham owners had real ambition, however, they would be trying to sign both strikers.

And then we would be set up nicely in the centre-forward department for close to the next decade.

West Ham should be going all out for Dia and Daka

Dia, 24, has been on fire in Ligue 1 this season, with 12 goals in 17 games to his name. He is currently tied at the top of the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts with PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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Patson Daka (Photo by David Geieregger/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Daka has been in superb form for RB Salzburg as well. The 22-year-old has racked up 15 goals in 17 games in all competitions. He has scored 57 goals in 129 career appearances – a remarkable record for someone so young (Transfermarkt).

 

The two forwards are both powerful, explosive and great finishers. The prospect of them playing together is an incredibly exciting one.

And it would only set West Ham back around £35 million.

In truth, we need to sign two strikers. One just won’t be enough. Especially if Michail Antonio suffers yet another hamstring injury again.

Signing both Dia and Daka would be a massive statement. We all know our owners too well, however. There is little chance of this happening this month.

It would actually make great financial sense, however. Who’s to say that both players won’t be worth £50 million plus in a couple of years? Sullivan and Gold never seem to have the foresight to make signings with a potential long-term gain, however.

That’s a real shame. Dia and Daka would undoubtedly be huge hits at the London Stadium.

We will be lucky if we even end up getting one of them, however.

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