West Ham seem to be a team transformed this season. David Moyes deserves great credit for making us a more well-organised unit.

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That is not to say that the Hammers boss doesn’t need to strengthen his ranks at the London Stadium, however.

The three positions where Moyes should be looking to bolster in January and next summer are centre-back, central midfield and centre-forward.

And Corriere dello Sport claims that the West Ham manager has identified Real Madrid hitman Mariano Diaz as his number one priority January signing.

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Mariano Diaz (Photo by Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

We genuinely have a chance of pushing for the top seven this season. The Hammers owners need to back Moyes in January for that to be possible, however.


And Real Madrid ace Mariano would be a very smart addition for West Ham.

The 27-year-old has struggled since making his £23 million (The Sun) return to the Spanish capital from Lyon in the summer of 2018.

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Mariano Diaz (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

He proved during his time with the Ligue 1 outfit that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level, however. The Dominican ace racked up 21 goals in 45 games for the French club.

Mariano is accomplished at playing the lone striker role. The 27-year-old is a willing runner and a tireless worker. He would provide great competition and cover for Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller.

The Madrid hitman would be a very strong addition for the Hammers in January. If David Moyes manages to sign him on loan or permanently for a reasonable fee, we will be in a great position to really kick on and challenge for a top seven spot after the new year.

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