West Ham should eye up Championship talent

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Times are not good at West Ham United at the moment, with the side in with a serious chance of relegation down to the Championship.

Nobody would have expected this at the start of the season, with the Hammers making a number of impressive acquisitions in the summer, including the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.

Yet with David Moyes at the helm, the Hammers just aren’t clicking as a team and are in serious need of some fresh faces in the January transfer window, otherwise they could face the drop.

West Ham are at odds of around 10//11 to be relegated to the Championship at the moment, and you have to fear for the Hammers, especially with the tough run of fixtures they have over the festive period.

David Moyes’ men are second favourites to be relegated to the second tier, with Paul Clement’s struggling Swansea the side who are tipped for the dreaded drop from the Premier League.

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One player who the Hammers should be keeping tabs on is Brentford attacker Ollie Watkins, he reminds me of Dele Alli.

Watkins has impressed for the west London side, adapting very fast to second tier football and proving why he was so in-demand during the summer.

The striker/attacking midfielder has scored a number of goals and has recorded an array of assists – his energetic displays are what West Ham need.

The forward scored 16 goals across all competitions for Exeter last season, adding an impressive 13 assists, as he took the Grecians to the brink of promotion.

A host of Championship clubs were reportedly interested in signing Watkins, and it came as a surprise that someone like West Ham didn’t try and force through a move in the summer.

The Brentford star would undoubtedly suit the ‘West Ham way’ and his direct approach, pace and physicality would get supporters at the Olympic Stadium on the edge of their seats.

With Watkins excelling at Griffin Park, West Ham United need to be taking notice across London.

He could genuinely be the man to help save the Hammers from relegation.

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