West Ham are considering a bid for Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window according to a report form La Tercera.
Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately hunting a new forward to provide more competition and cover for Michail Antonio.
West Ham have been incredibly light in the centre-forward department since Sebastien Haller left the London Stadium to join Ajax back in January 2021.
Antonio has been great for us over the past 12 months but the Hammers are far too reliant on him. It’s unfair to expect the 31-year-old to be at his best week in, week out when Moyes has to play him in every single game.
It’s not sustainable, that’s for sure.
Moyes is finding it really hard to get a deal for a striker over the line though.
Whether that is because the Scot can’t find a striker with the attributes he is looking for or whether it’s because the funds simply aren’t there is up for debate.
It seems as though another name has been added to the long list of strikers linked with a move to the London Stadium…
West Ham eyeing January Alexis Sanchez swoop
La Tercera reckon that that Hammers are eyeing up a £6 million bid for the 33-year-old forward in the January transfer window.
Sanchez’s form has gone downhill since he joined Manchester United from Arsenal back in January 2018. The 144-capped Chilean international has been poor since swapping Manchester for Inter Milan as well.
The forward has bagged four goals and three assists in 19 games for Inter this season (Transfermarkt). He is clearly well past his best.
It must be said though, signing Sanchez would surely be better than bringing in nobody at all…surely.
The £6 million fee for the Chilean seems a bit steep though. He would undoubtedly demand a massive wage as well.
Perhaps if West Ham could pick Sanchez up for closer to £3 million, giving him a short-term deal would be worth our while. Things are getting desperate now. If the Hammers don’t sign another forward this month, the second half of the season could be challenging to say the least.
Perhaps the South American would actually be worth taking a punt on. But only if Moyes can’t secure a deal for one of his priority transfer targets.