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Hammers Face Striker Conundrum

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West Ham United are facing a dilemma in their striking department, with the future of Michail Antonio and potential arrival of Tammy Abraham creating a confusing picture.

Gazzetta dello Sport, claims West Ham will not extend Antonio’s contract, which supposedly expires this summer. However, this contradicts earlier reports suggesting an extension until next year with an option for another season. This uncertainty surrounding Antonio’s contract adds to the confusion.

With Antonio’s potential departure looming, West Ham is reportedly leading the race to sign Tammy Abraham from AS Roma.

The situation is further complicated by contrasting reports. The Evening Standard previously suggested Antonio was in Lopetegui’s plans, while Gazzetta dello Sport claims his exit is imminent. This inconsistency leaves fans and pundits alike unsure of the club’s true intentions.

Regardless of Antonio’s future, West Ham undeniably needs additional offensive firepower. Antonio’s combined tally of 11 Premier League goals in the last two seasons falls short of expectations for a first-choice striker.

Adding to the urgency for reinforcements is the lack of a strong alternative. Danny Ings, with only a single goal last season, just doesn’t cut the mustard as reliable alternative to Antonio.

Lopetegui’s apparent desire to retain Antonio yet potentially letting him go creates confusion. This inconsistency in his striker strategy raises questions about the club’s overall transfer plans.

Antonio has been linked with moves to Major League Soccer and the Saudi Pro League in recent seasons, suggesting he might be open to a departure.

West Ham needs a clear strategy when it comes to their attacking options. It goes without saying that the club must secure replacements before allowing attackers like Antonio to leave.

However, we do seem to be linked with a number of forwards so there should be some new faces soon at the London Stadium.

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  • JOHN says:

    potential arrival of Tammy Abraham??? jesus christ, just f off on holiday plse!!!

  • My middle leg says:

    I read on a more informative site that Villa are favourites to sign Abraham. These so called ‘in the know’ journos must be getting paid by how much bull**** they can spurt out

  • Paul Lewis says:

    The number of goals scored by Danny Ings ie: 1 is a bit unfair in my opinion as if Moyes would have played to his strengths, he would have scored a lot more

  • Jeeps says:

    If Ings and Antonio go signing 1 striker wouldn’t appear to be sufficient.
    Money for Ings could posible go towards second striker, unless it’s already allocated.
    Not been much mention about Cornet who could be involved in rotation providing he’s not transferred.
    Due to injury and not much playing time could he fulfil role he was bought in for?
    If Antonio agreed to be sub coming on in last 20 minutes his bully boy tactics could be an asset against tired defenders.
    As he originally started in defence perhaps he could cover various positions

  • Bennyboy baker says:

    Moyes made it virtually impossible for Ings to get any sort of goals why moyes brought him to the club knowing that he would not fit in the way moyes sets his team up total waste of money but it’s not ings fault he had not been given any sort of chance under moyes and I can think of a few others that are in the same boat

  • Gebby says:

    Ings knees have gone, Tammy’s not been the same since his knee op, please look for some young blood ! Not crocks

  • Hugh Jars says:

    Old uns again! Might as well have kept crock lover Moyes!!!!!

  • Pongo says:

    Abraham is more in ury prone than a antoniio if we sign him Im off to support another club that has more ambition than us, Accrington Stanley springs to mind.

  • Ray Hallett says:

    Àbraham is a right Tossa wake Hammers Antonio is a trier OK 70 minutes and he puts the efin kitchen sink into his efforts. Keep him Abraham is another Ings space waster.

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