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Three signings West Ham could and should make in January to challenge for the CL spots
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Three signings West Ham could and should make in January to challenge for the CL spots

West Ham fans were more than happy with David Moyes’s summer transfer business in the end as two more new signings were made on deadline day.

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The Scot brought in Alphonse Areola on loan (with an option to buy), Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic for a combined fee of around £60 million and Alex Kral on loan (with an option to buy).

The Hammers boss now has the makings of an incredibly strong group of players at the London Stadium.

He has laid some really solid foundations over the past 18 months.

Now is the time to kick on, however.

But who should Moyes be looking to sign in January in order to take the Hammers to another level?

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Three perfect January signings for West Ham

The East London outfit are in a great position to push for another top six finish this season. But how do we get to the next level?

We are still short at left-back and centre-forward. And it could be argued that another right or left winger is needed as well.

Signing these three players in January would give us a great chance of cracking the top four….

Nicolas Tagliafico

Left-back is an area that will be a real concern for the Hammers fans. Aaron Cresswell has been brilliant but he will turn 32 later this year. Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku’s ongoing knee problem is a real worry. Tagliafico would be a superb January addition for West Ham. De Telegraaf claims that the 29-year-old is on the Hammers’ radar. And for the alleged fee of just £10 million, signing the Argentina international in January really is a no-brainer for Moyes.

Jonathan Bamba

The Express claimed that the Hammers were keen to sign the 25-year-old last month. And he allegedly is available for around £25 million. That’s great value considering just how good the Frenchman is. He can play anywhere along the front line and would provide superb competition and cover in particular for Jarrod Bowen on the right hand flank.

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Daryl Dike

Moyes is keen to sign the 21-year-old Orlando City striker according to TEAMtalk. He is allegedly valued at around £18 million. Dike would be the perfect addition in January. He is Michail Antonio Mark II. Big and strong and with real pace, the United States international would be the ideal understudy to the 31-year-old over the course of the next 18 months or so.

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That’s a total outlay of around £53 million. Yes that’s a lot of money. But if the Hammers owners have genuine ambition of bringing Champions League football to the London Stadium, that’s the kind of cash we will need to spend in January.

West Ham could supplement that kind of spending by offloading the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Ryan Fredericks as well. It’s certainly possible. Whether GSB are prepared to back Moyes with that kind of money in January, however, is another matter entirely.