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Antonio replacement is Stediten’s priority

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Antonio replacement being lined-up

Tim Steidten has made signing a striker his top priority as West Ham gear up for the January transfer window. With his newfound authority in leading the club’s recruitment, Steidten has assembled a list of potential targets in the striking department.

Yesterdays Premier League loss to Brentford clearly highlighted the shortage of forward options at West Ham. Whilst Michail Antonio delivered a decent cross for West Ham’s first goal, he squandered an easy goal-scoring opportunity. There was a mix-up between Said Benrahma at the far post, however the chance would have seen us go 3-1 ahead.

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Antonio replacement: Tim Steidten has been given the authority to lead the chase for a new striker.

The situation didn’t improve when Danny Ings came off the bench, and Divin Mubama has ceased to be an option for manager David Moyes. It’s blatantly clear to everyone that West Ham need a striker who can actually score goals. Antonio has been a loyal servant to the club, but it should be him, not Danny Ings, who provides the impact off the bench.

As previously reported by Sean Whetstone on Claret & Hugh, manager David Moyes will not be involved in the Hammers recruitment process. Tim Steidten has already compiled a list of potential targets, and we can anticipate imminent changes in West Ham’s attack very soon.

Given that Said Benrahma and Mohammed Kudus will be absent from the January Premier League schedule due to the African Cup of Nations, there is a sense of urgency in West Ham’s recruitment efforts.

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