If there’s one thing that West Ham United’s 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion taught us, it’s that they need more offensive players in the January transfer window. Due to Michail Antonio’s ongoing injury issues and Danny Ings’ inability to establish consistency while wearing a West Ham shirt, Jarrod Bowen has frequently been left in charge. Although the former Hull City player consistently performs well for the Hammers, David Moyes would benefit from having an organic focal point to guide the line.
Nevertheless, rumors indicate that London Stadium officials have entered the competition to sign a player who is actively vying with Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah for the Premier League’s Golden Boot this year.
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West Ham performed admirably during the summer by making prudent use of the funds received with Declan Rice’s sale. They looked at Mohammed Kudus and Konstantinos Mavropanos after quickly replacing the England international with James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez.
The striker job, which should be their top priority this month, was one position they neglected to bolster. An all-around goal scorer could be crucial as Moyes’ team fights for a spot in the top six.
Seb Ecrivain Foot claims that West Ham has entered the competition to recruit Dominic Solanke and that they are currently debating the viability of a possible agreement. According to reports, Solanke will be free to leave Bournemouth this month if a “financially serious offer” is made; the Hammers and Tottenham Hotspur are apparently interested in signing him.
In order to outperform their London rivals in the transfer market, West Ham might need to move swiftly, since the Lilywhites are apparently already in talks about a fee. It would be a clear indication of intent if those at the London Stadium were able to sign Solanke before Spurs.
“Complete” Solanke has been alongside the very best this season
No player in the Premier League this season has scored as many goals as Solanke (12), with the exception of Salah and Haaland. With just two goals separating him from the players of Liverpool and Manchester City, the Bournemouth forward is well in the running for the Golden Boot.
After overcoming Liverpool’s and Chelsea’s failure to shine at the Vitality Stadium, winning the accolade would surely be the high point of Solanke’s senior career to date. Given that Solanke scored in a 1-1 draw with the Hammers this season, West Ham is obviously well aware of his goals thus far.
Earlier this season, Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola, who received high marks for Solanke’s performances, had nothing but positive things to say about the player: “I think he’s really complete.” He assists us when the ball is not in play, and he is proficient technically as well. He has good footwork and body awareness, and he can take advantage of any space that is left behind by them. I’m overjoyed for him since he had his chances, scored, and struck the post. I also think he was really dangerous and greatly supportive of his teammates.