Have West Ham have made an enormous mistake by failing to deliver a brand new striker to the London Stadium in January?
David Moyes’ facet are flying excessive up in fifth place within the Premier League after an outstanding run of type that has seen them declare ten wins from their final 16 video games in all competitions.
However talkSPORT’s resident Hammer Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams believes it might all come crashing down after failing to signal a brand new frontman earlier than Monday’s switch deadline.
The Hammers offered Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £45million at first of the month and have been looking for a brand new out-and-out striker.
West Ham did full a everlasting deal for Mentioned Benrahma and safe the arrival of Jesse Lingard on mortgage from Manchester United in January, however followers didn’t get the striker signing they anticipated and was being touted by switch specialists for weeks.
Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri and Stade de Reims’ Boulaye Dia in addition to Olivier Giroud, Josh King and free agent Diego Costa had been a few of the names touted with a change to the London Stadium.
It leaves the Hammers reliant on star man Michail Antonio for the rest of the marketing campaign, and there are many causes to fret about that given his harm file.
And The Moose reckons the failure to herald a alternative for Haller might show expensive for Moyes’ males, as he fears targets will dry up ought to something occur to Antonio.
“I’m massively disenchanted about that,” he advised the talkSPORT Breakfast.
“What a head scratcher! I’m this from a supervisor or an proprietor’s perspective – your crew is doing very well, you’ve had a greater first-half of the season than anyone might have imagined, might have dreamed of.
“You’ve solely bought one striker since you offered the opposite one, and he’s probably not an out-and-out striker. With respect to Michail Antonio he’s a large man who has been transformed right into a striker. An excellent one, however he’s not a centre-forward.
“And the one factor sadly he’s, is he’s harm susceptible and each season will inform you that. Let’s hope he doesn’t get injured, however there’s extra of an opportunity that he’ll get injured between now and the necessity of the season and never.
“The back-up now could be apparently Andriy Yarmolenko, and I’ve at all times been a fan however he’s not a quantity 9, both, and Moyes talked about Jarrod Bowen as effectively, however he can’t play by the center, probably not.
“You had an entire month to be sure you get one other striker in, and there are strikers on the market.
“Olivier Giroud has been sad for seasons at Chelsea and West Ham have been linked with him in each single window, West Ham had been linked with Josh King, they provided £13million final summer time and he ended up going to Everton yesterday for peanuts. Diego Costa was a free agent!
“That’s simply a few names, and but for West Ham to not land one single striker…
“Nicely, the first-half of the season has been sensible, and I nonetheless have photos on the wall of West Ham within the prime 4 and the highest six… however West Ham are an Michail Antonio harm away from ending 12th or 13th.
“I’m not going to throw David Moyes below the bus right here, I simply don’t know what’s occurring. I’d like to have a dialog with him about it.”