West Ham linked with seven strikers in 48 hours as club forced to act

West Ham have been linked with seven strikers in 48 hours as the club is forced to act after injuries to duo Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen.

With West Ham a striker light, it looks like the club are seriously striking a light on their search for a new forward ahead of the January transfer window.

That’s if an abundance of fresh reports are anything to go by. The Hammers have been making headlines all weekend.

If any doubt remained that West Ham boss David Moyes should have signed a striker in the summer then it had surely been put to bed over the last month or two.

If not the series of events this weekend would have done the job.

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West Ham’s magnificent seven

Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen have picked up injuries on international duty with the Jamaican possibly out for between three to nine months.

That would take Antonio past his 34th birthday to further highlight just how overdue a replacement is.

If the Hammers were guilty of not doing enough to sign a new striker in the summer, they seem to be going to the other extreme ahead of the winter window.

West Ham have been linked with seven strikers in 48 hours as the club is forced to act after injuries to duo Antonio and Bowen.

Where to begin?

Let’s start with Football Transfers claiming West Ham are looking at moves for Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna and longstanding Hammers target Hugo Ekitike.

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Hammers strike a light on striker search

Although intervention from legendary striker Samuel Eto’o might put Moyes off signing PSG outcast Ekitike.

Another striker linked with West Ham previously is Santos star Marcos Leonardo. And his name is on the Hammers’ agenda for January according to a report from TEAMtalk. The problem there is that Newcastle are also interested. Although he would be guaranteed more game time with the east Londoners.

Continuing along the theme of former targets coming back onto West Ham’s radar brings us to Bournemouth hitman Dominic Solanke. West Ham actually submitted a bid for the Cherries star during the summer. And according to a report from The Mirror the Hammers will try again for the 26-year-old in January amid his excellent form.

In the last 48 hours German sources have also confirmed West Ham’s interest in £53m Chelsea flop Timo Werner.

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And that’s just the last 48 hours

Still with us? That’s five.

The Mirror also claims West Ham are eyeing previously linked duo Santiago Gimenez and Jonathan David.

Gimenez, 22, is a Mexico international who plays for Feyenoord and is close friends with West Ham midfielder Edson Alvarez.

Canada and Lille striker David has consistently been linked with the Hammers and it is claimed yet again he is on the club’s shortlist.

And that’s just the last 48 hours or so. West Ham have also been linked with the likes of Armando Broja and others recently for good measure.


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