Many West Ham United fans are convinced the club’s unpopular owners are up to their old tricks.
West Ham desperately need a new striker after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20million.
While Haller has two goals and and assist in three games for the Dutch giants, West Ham are left relying on the brilliant but injury-prone Michail Antonio.
Hopes of West Ham’s best season for 35 years resting on Antonio’s injury-prone hamstrings
After their best start to a top flight season for 35 years, West Ham could jeopordise a truly promising campaign should Antonio suffer another injury.
David Moyes has been linked with a host of strikers from all corners of the globe. But he has just seven days remaining of the winter transfer window.
Moyes rested Antonio for West Ham’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Doncaster on Saturday.
Andriy Yarmolenko shone playing as a forward while the likes of Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini were much improved in a more fluid system.
Yarmo shines in fluid FA Cup forward line while academy forward scores on debut
Academy striker Oladapo Alofayan – who turns 24 this year – also scored a tap-in on his debut.
Now many West Ham fans are convinced of the same thing, that owners David Sullivan and David Gold will use it as an excuse not to sign a striker this week.
West Ham have an abysmal record of signing strikers under the tenure of Sullivan and Gold.
That was highlighted best by a report from The Daily Mail which listed all 49 forwards signed over their 11-year reign.
Fans convinced Sullivan and Gold plan to use Yarmo and youngsters as excuse not to sign striker number 50
According to West Ham fans, striker number 50 will not be arriving this week after the performance in the FA Cup win – despite that being against third tier opposition.