Date: 10th August 2019 at 1:12pm
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OPINION

Since David Sullivan and David Gold took over at back in 2010, the Hammers have brought in over 40 forwards in their hunt to find a player who can successfully lead the line and inspire them towards a push for European football. Time and time again hopes have been raised, and time and time again, they have been dashed too. After such a dire record, it’s understandable that supporters are a little wary of getting too excited about any new additions, but it took just one half of Premier League football for them to lose their minds over new talisman . In the opening 45 minutes against  , the big Frenchman looked every inch the complete striker, linking play well and illustrating just how dangerous and powerful he can be. Perhaps that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise – after all, he did average 6.9 aerial duels won per game last term, as well as 1.3 key passes, and a total of nine assists, as per Whoscored. But the worry is that a player will struggle to bring that kind of form to a division and competitive and robust as the Premier League. West Ham should never have been worried.

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