Under pressure David Moyes has turned to fellow Scot Rory MacLeod in a bid to try and solve West Ham United’s problems.
Moyes admitted last week that he has changed his stance over January transfers and could be active in the window.
Besides their obvious goalscoring issues, Moyes may well have been forced into a rethink with almost all of West Ham’s relegation rivals already making a number of signings.
One thing is for certain West Ham need to start scoring more goals if they are to avoid a disastrous relegation.
Goals win games and the Hammers have scored a pathetic 15 of them in 19 league matches so far this season.
The manager and the owners must leave no stone unturned during the January window to get more goals in this team as soon as possible.
The Hammers have been turned down by longstanding striker target Youssef En-Nesyri. And have also been linked with Lorient’s Terem Moffi but there are claims West Ham feel he is outside their January budget.
Now Moyes has turned to fellow Scot Rory MacLeod in bid to try and solve his West Ham problems.
Report: David Moyes turns to fellow Scot Rory MacLeod in bid to try and solve West Ham problems
That’s according to a new report from The Sun which states that West Ham have joined a queue of clubs trying to sign teenage prodigy MacLeod in a cut-price £4million deal.
MacLeod recently set a new record at his club Dundee United by becoming their youngest-ever first-team player and is continuing to get game time.
On the face of it this seems extremely unlikely. Moyes rarely gives West Ham’s own young players game time.
But if we are talking about a potential new Wayne Rooney then it would clearly be well worth the risk.
There are two ways to look at this. MacLeod’s fearless, youthful exuberance could be just what West Ham need to spark something up front. He would be full of energy, desire and running.
But expecting a 16-year-old to come down from Scotland and solve a struggling Premier League team’s issues up front is a massive ask.
This is the kind of signing West Ham should be making if the club is motoring along comfortable in the league and looking to the future.
At the moment Moyes can barely even look beyond the next game.