West Ham have just been linked with a truly unbelievable January striker signing

An exciting claim about West Ham United potentially trying to sign Santiago Gimenez in the January transfer window has just emerged.

West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a top-class striker in the January transfer window, after the injuries picked up by Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen on international duty, and Santiago Gimenez would be the ideal man for the job.

The Hammers are particularly lightweight in the centre-forward department, but signing someone like the 22-year-old Feyenoord hitman would solve those problems in an instant.

The Mexico international has been in electric form in Holland this season with 15 goals in 15 games to his name (Transfermarkt), and he has already been linked with a move to the London Stadium.

Standing at 6ft tall, Gimenez is absolutely ideally suited to the robust physical nature of Premier League football.

And it seems as though West Ham could make a move to bring him to England from Holland in the January transfer window…

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Santiago Gimenez a target for West Ham

According to a report from the Mirror, the prolific 22-year-old striker is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the January window.

What an unbelievable signing the Mexican would be for us, and it goes without saying that he’d be a huge upgrade on Michail Antonio and Danny Ings.

Hammers linked Arne Slot recently described the Feyenoord forward as ‘special’, when speaking to Feyenoord.nl back in April, and he’s absolutely bang on the money.

Santiago Gimenez is an elite striker, and it’s little wonder why West Ham might want to sign him in January. He is quick, incredibly strong and a superb finisher. The Mexican has all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League, what with his strength, aerial ability and tight ball control.

It is expected that Feyenoord will demand in excess of £40 million for the clinical centre-forward this winter though.

And it remains to be seen whether the Hammers will be willing to pay anything like that for the Mexican in the January transfer window.


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