Reliable journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed that West Ham United are already focusing on signing another striker after having completed a deal to recruit Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Hammers need to recruit a number of attackers this summer. They have parted ways with Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez while Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill also look set to leave the London Stadium before the end of the summer.
West Ham have struggled to find a striker who can score on a regular basis during recent seasons. They have tried out players such as Diafra Sakho, Hernandez and Arnautovic, with none really surpassing expectations.
Arnautovic was the best of all the strikers whom the Hammers have signed during recent years. However, the Austrian did struggle for consistency during the second half of last season after he initially pushed for the club to sell him to the Chinese Super League.
Haller is arguably one of the most promising and talented strikers that the East Londoners have signed during recent years. He has plenty of potential and could help West Ham to achieve its aim of challenging for a place in the Europa League next season.
The Hammers must however aim to give the Frenchman good support and cover next season.
West Ham should move for a striker who can score goals on a regular basis and hit between 15-20 goals a season.
Having two strikers who can score regularly should be sufficient in order to launch a push for a strong position on the standings.
West Ham have completed £45m deal for Sebastian Haller…and they are already working on another deal for a striker https://t.co/6qOjzYTwey
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) July 17, 2019