Manuel Pellegrini’s hunt for a striker – probably on loan in January – will come as a blow to £8 million summer arrival Albian Ajeti.
Martha Thomas was delighted the West Ham United Women showed their clinical abilities when seeing off Brighton 3-1 at the weekend.
Hammer Fabian Balbuena has returned to West Ham empty-handed after being an unused substitute for both International friendlies for Paraguay over the International break.
West Brom striker Charlie Austin has been around long enough to know a player when he sees one.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport has speculated that West Ham could move again for Ricardo Rodriguez during the January transfer window. The AC Milan left back joined the Italian club for €18m from Wolfsburg in 2017 but has still become unhappy. The Swiss international was previously linked with West Ham last summer.
Hammer Robert Snodgrass’ withdrawal from Scotland duty on the morning of the meeting with San Marino had more behind it than previously thought.
One time long term Manuel Pellegrini target, Andre Gomes could be back to prove a thorn in West Ham’s side at Goodison Park Saturday lunchtime.
While West Ham currently sits in eighth place in the Premier League table ahead of ninth-placed Spurs the West Ham barometer looks at corresponding games last season matching newly promoted teams against relegated teams in order of their final 2018/2019 league position.
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