West Ham reportedly want to sign Genk striker Mbwana Samatta (BBC Sport), and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side appear to be incredibly light up front. A lot of pressure is on Sebastien Haller’s shoulders to produce week in, week out.

And it’s just not happening for the Frenchman at the moment. The problem for West Ham is that Pellegrini clearly doesn’t fancy Albian Ajeti. So the Chilean is highly unlikely to bring the Swiss into the fold anytime soon.

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Mbwana Samatta in action (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

And with this in mind, the addition of someone with Samatta’s pace and quality would be a much-needed one for the Hammers.

The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 18 appearances for Genk this season, and his direct playing style combined with blistering pace would provide West Ham with a totally different option through the middle.

The BBC claims that Samatta, a 51-capped Tanzania international, could be available for just £10 million in January. And in today’s day and age, that would represent excellent value for money.

Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the reports linking the Genk hitman with a move to the London Stadium…

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