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West Ham want to sign M’Bala Nzola in January report claims
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West Ham want to sign M’Bala Nzola in January report claims

According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham want to sign Spezia Calcio striker M’Bala Nzola in January.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will be on the look-out for another striker in order to provide more competition and cover for Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio.

West Ham signed Said Benrahma, Vladimir Coufal and Craig Dawson on loan in the summer. We also made Tomas Soucek’s loan deal permanent.

It is clear to see that we are still short in some areas, however. And centre-forward is certainly one of them.

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Tutto Mercato Web claims that the Hammers could look to address that issue by signing Spezia Calcio striker M’Bala Nzola in January.

The 24-year-old is not very well known. He has scored just 35 goals in 134 games throughout his career. The Frenchman has two goals to his name in four games this season, however.

A powerful and pacy front-man, Nzola can play through the middle or on either wing.

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It is unclear as to how much West Ham would have to pay for the 24-year-old. But on the face of it, this just seems like one we should be avoiding.

Nzola has absolutely no experience of playing in the Premier League and his goalscoring record is hardly impressive. If Moyes truly wants to bolster his attacking ranks, he should sign a proven, clinical striker either in January or next summer.

And Nzola just isn’t that man.