West Ham United want to sign Orlando City striker Daryl Dike in the January transfer window according to a report from TeamTalk.
The Hammers could face competition from Newcastle and Leeds for the 21-year-old’s signature though.
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium next month.
Bringing in more competition and cover for Michail Antonio will be a prerequisite if we are to finish inside the top four this season.
One of the main reasons why Moyes hasn’t signed a striker yet is the fact that he wants someone with identical attributes to Antonio. That’s obviously not easy to find. It seems as though the Scot may well have stumbled across the man for the job though.
West Ham ready January bid for Daryl Dike
TeamTalk reckon that the Hammers could swoop in for the Orlando City hitman next month.
The 21-year-old will cost West Ham around £15 million in January according to 90Min.
We believe that the United States international would be the absolutely perfect January addition for West Ham.
Dike scored 11 goals in 19 games for Orlando this season as well as nine in 19 during a loan spell with Barnsley during the second-half of last term (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 2in tall and powerfully built, Dike is literally Michail Antonio 2.0. He is strong in the air, capable of thriving when playing with his back to goal and has plenty of pace.
Here’s a glimpse of just how powerful Dike is in the air…
The American is also willing to put in the hard yards by making tireless runs into the channels.
At 21, he won’t expect to play week in week out and has plenty of years left ahead of him where he can establish himself as West Ham’s number one striker.
West Ham have the chance to secure ourselves a real bargain in January. The opportunity to sign Dike for just £15 million is one that we cannot afford to miss out on.
Dike rocking up at the London Stadium next month could be the difference between success and failure for the Hammers during the second half of the season.