David Moyes was impressed by the efficiency of fit-again Michail Antonio as he fired West Ham to a 1-Zero victory over Burnley.
Antonio, again within the group after a few months out with hamstring issues, grabbed his fourth aim of the season as West Ham sank the Clarets.
Hammers boss Moyes mentioned: “Micky was excellent for somebody simply getting back from harm.
“He’s proven an excellent degree of robustness within the final six months and hopefully we are able to get him again as much as that. If he can regain the type of these earlier months that may be an enormous factor.”
Moyes is anticipated to splash out on a striker this month following the £20million sale of document signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
However he added: “We’ve already made enquiries for gamers at golf equipment, it’s not as if we’re not making an attempt, however I want gamers who could make a distinction. If not I’ll use the younger gamers or discover another person within the squad.”
The Hammers have been linked with a £15million transfer for Stade Reims striker Boulaye Dia this month, with Pink Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka additionally thought-about.
talkSPORT’s Alex Criminal revealed: “[Haller’s exit] has left West Ham a bit quick up entrance, with Michail Antonio their solely recognised striker.
“Their attentions this night seem like turning in the direction of Boulaye Dia, the Reims ahead; a £15m bid is being mooted.
“That they had taken a have a look at Pink Bull Salzburg’s Zambian ahead Patson Daka, however he’s proving a bit costlier at round £20m.
“Dia has scored 12 targets in 17 video games this season and seems to be extra of a David Moyes kind participant than Sebastien Haller.
“So that would effectively be a bid that’s taken formally within the subsequent few days.”
Antonio discovered the web within the ninth minute on the London Stadium with West Ham’s first assault of the match after Mentioned Benrahma’s ball despatched Jarrod Bowen by way of.
Bowen reached the byline earlier than taking part in the ball again to Pablo Fornals, who crossed into the world.
The ball grazed the top of Clarets defender Ben Mee, forcing James Tarkowski to overlook his header and depart Antonio with a tap-in on the far put up.
The 30-year-old launched into certainly one of his trademark weird celebrations, performing the backstroke by the nook flag after being challenged to by team-mate Declan Rice.