West Ham have a chance to make some new signings in the January transfer window, and an exciting update has emerged regarding their possible business.
The Hammers’ season has been an unpredictable one to date, with a mix of excellent, average and poor results coming their way in the Premier League.
West Ham’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Fulham last Sunday was arguably their worst afternoon of the campaign to date, leaving them ninth in the table.
While that is still a respectable position to be in after 16 matches, only seven wins in that time is a little disappointing, considering some of the high hopes going into the season after the UEFA Europa Conference League triumph last term.
In order to avoid things going stale under David Moyes, some January business is needed, and a fresh update from Football Insider suggests that the east Londoners are targeting players in a number of positions:
“West Ham are preparing for a busy January transfer window with multiple new signings expected, sources have told Football Insider. The Hammers are looking to strengthen in a number of positions ahead of the second half of the 2023-24 season.
“It is understood that a new striker has been made a priority by the West Ham recruitment team, with Michail Antonio struggling with injury and Danny Ings falling out of favour under David Moyes.”
This is precisely what West Ham fans will likely want to hear ahead of next month, at a point when it seems clear that extra depth in the squad is required to keep players fresh, not to mention ensure that there is healthy competition for minutes.
A new striker rightly feels like a primary area to focus on, considering Michail Antonio is now 33 years of age and not looking like the force he used to be, scoring just twice in the Premier League this season.
While the likes of Jarrod Bowen (10), Tomas Soucek (seven) and Mohammed Kudus (six) have chipped in impressively, a younger alternative to Antonio leading the line could be perfect, such as Dominic Solanke, who has been linked with a move to the London Stadium.
Elsewhere, a few extra additions at the back and in midfield wouldn’t go amiss, but West Ham do feel better stocked there compared to in the attacking third, certainly until the end of the season.