Hammers look at striker whose “record speaks for itself”


With the transfer window drawing closer we are heading into overkill time with numerous targets being named as “realistic” prospects for the Irons.

Probably the most pressing is the position upfront despite the return of Michail Antonio due later this month which makes Olivier Giroud the most likely of the various names mentioned.

The Chelsea front man has something to offer and word is that he could be offered a similar deal to that eventually accepted by Samir Nasi -a January loan with a one year permanent deal offered at the end of the season dependent on performances.

The Frenchman has made four Premier League appearances this seasons and his European Championship appearances have proved fruitful with three goals and another in the European Super Cup.

The Hammers are interested and the 34 year old revealing that he could be open for a move in January as manager Frank Lampard bloods more and more youngsters at Stamford Bridge.

With Giroud on board and Haller, Antonio and Ajeti available, the Hammers would be much better placed and a well placed source refused to deny interest.

He said: “His record speaks for itself but it will be dow

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Paul Anderson says:

    Same old same old. Don’t we ever learn. We can forget about a top 6 finish. We will do well tol avoid a relegation struggle this season. Weak squad, only 1 recognised striker at the club, consistently overrun in midfield and no fight in the team. Lack of Summer investment coming home to roost.

  • katmad says:

    No thanks! This man is only looking for a decent pension and has absolutely no interest in playing for the hammers. If he had he would have joined us years ago.

  • Tom says:

    We don’t need more slow, overpaid “experienced’ players. They need to be maximum 24 years old and fast sprinters. We desperately need pace.

  • Che says:

    As Chelsea fill out their team with youngsters, we continue to look at past it journeymen on massive short term deals.

    At least we are consistent in OUR aproach!

  • westhamsteve says:

    Seems to me that Sullivan’s influence on these and previous managers still influences the players we sign.Read recently that Husilos is searching for a CB and striker for January and yet the name Giroud pops up again.Why oh why do we revert to pensionable players or pay stupidly low money for no hopers? This guy is 34,the same as Zaba, and can’t get in the Chelsea team.Where is the ambition from the owners they kept talking about a few years ago.

  • Hammerkip says:

    If it were out of season i would say no but the way things are going we need another option up front..he will do a job on a short term contract for sure ..if anything just to help us in our relegation fight because we ARE in one I’m afraid,even at this stage of the season..

  • Whammer1 says:

    Don’t forget the promise westham Steve “world class players in a world class stadium” there was never any mention of age to my knowledge. .😂😂

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