West Ham United want to sign another striker this summer but will have to sell first, according to trusted Twitter source ExWHUemployee.
The Express claimed West Ham were interested in Porto striker Moussa Marega and the reliable Twitter source was responding to a fan asking why the club would sign another striker, to which the source gave a telling answer.
Because we only have Hernandez and Arnautovic fit! But as said players would have to leave https://t.co/5YI6fXuYoh
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 29, 2018
The Hammers current striking options feature the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Jordan Hugill. However, with Carroll injured, Hugill likely to leave and Arnautovic not being a natural central striker, Hernandez is Pellegrini’s only recognised striking option.
However, after spending £85.5million on new signings this summer, the source revealed that the club will have to sell players before they can target a striker.
With this amount of money spent by West Ham this summer, something like this was always going to happen. They’ve signed who they’ve wanted to sign so far but they haven’t been able to sell in quite the same extravagant manner. This means that Manuel Pellegrini’s hands are tied over the next few weeks unless they manage to get rid of a few fringe players before the window shuts. The Hammers desperately need another striking option ahead of next season, the club can’t rely on Andy Carroll due to his consistent injury issues and Jordan Hugill is nowhere near good enough for the first-team, especially after the standard of the signings that were brought in. Marko Arnautovic has shown he can be effective in a central striking position but he would be much better coming off the left-hand side of attack, with Andriy Yarmolenko or Felipe Anderson on the other flank. If Javier Hernandez, or ‘Chicharito, was to get injured over the next few days, Pellegrini would find himself in a world of trouble.