Desperately wanting a new striker in January, David Moyes never got what he wanted.
This means the West Ham United manager will have to rely on Michail Antonio until the end of the season for goals, while hoping those around him also chip in, just like Jarrod Bowen has been doing.
Once the current campaign is over, however, it’s clear that those in charge of the Hammers will have to open their chequebook to bring in at least one prolific goalscorer, if not two, to bolster the squad at London Stadium.
One of the names who could do that, according to Jeunes Footeux, is Joshua Zirkzee, with the French website claiming West Ham are interested in the Bayern Munich striker, currently loaned at Anderlecht in Belgium.
The 20-year-old has been in fine form for Vincent Kompany’s side, scoring 14 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and it’s this form that has pricked up a few ears around Europe.
Jeunes Footeux explain the player’s good performances have ‘caught the eye’ of West Ham, who are also aware of the striker’s contractual situation in Germany.
With a deal keeping him at Bayern Munich until 2023, this summer will be key to the player’s future, and if he doesn’t renew in Bavaria, they will be ‘forced to sell’.
This could play into West Ham’s hands, with it said the Bundesliga side, if they are to cash in, will have to make do with a figure somewhere around €10-12m, which is described as ‘well within reach of’ the Premier League side.