Reported David Moyes striker target Wout Weghorst sparks speculation over West Ham move with his actions on social media.
Moyes knew he needed to bring another striker to West Ham in the summer.
And goodness knows he tried.
The problem was despite talks with SEVEN different forwards he could not persuade any of them to play second fiddle to Michail Antonio at West Ham.
A lack of competition is never good long term.
And although too many options causes its own problems, striking a balance would not be difficult for Moyes given West Ham are fighting on all fronts this season.
Antonio has been brilliant – unplayable at times – for West Ham since being converted to a striker.
But when he is not at his best – like against Wolves – then it raises questions.
Reported Moyes striker target sparks speculation over West Ham move
Moyes needs to find a striker who can fill in for Antonio and perhaps even play alongside him when needed.
West Ham fans won’t have to wait too long to find out whether the club intends to back Moyes in signing a striker with the January window just over a month away.
And today one of his reported summer targets – Dutch international striker Wout Weghorst (Calcio Mercato) – sparked speculation over a move to West Ham with his social media activity.
As is the way in the modern world we live in, social media can often whip football fans into a frenzy.
Wolfsburg striker Weghorst, 29, suddenly started following West Ham on social and several other Hammers-related accounts.
The striker, who has scored 159 goals in 370 games for club and country, also started following former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller – the man he might theoretically replace if he does join the club in January.
The 6ft 6in powerhouse played for Holland at the Euros in the summer where Moyes was a technical observer for UEFA.
He lacks pace but offers an obvious physical and aerial threat.
It could of course be a case of fans putting two and two together and making five.
Weghorst may even be trying to rustle up some interest in a cunning way. After all West Ham is the place to be right now and players can see that too.
One thing is for sure he isn’t the first and he certainly won’t be the last striker linked with the Hammers before the window opens on January 1st.