New West Ham target


New West Ham target

West Ham’s ambitions are soaring under David Moyes, but a glaring gap remains – a reliable scorer –  although a new target is now reportedly on the West Ham radar.

While Jarrod Bowen shines on the wing, the striker position is plagued by Antonio’s fitness woes and Ings’ struggles. The January window beckons, offering a chance to deliver Moyes the missing piece.

New West Ham target

Enter Akor Adams, a 23-year-old Nigerian lighting up Ligue 1 with Montpellier. With seven goals in just 17 appearances, Adams embodies West Ham’s desire for hidden gems. His rapid adaptation after leaving Norway’s Lillestrom suggests untapped potential.

Standing tall at 6ft 2in, Adams possesses the physicality and firepower West Ham crave. He could be the cornerstone of a revamped strike force, potentially alongside another January signing. With both Antonio and Ings nearing potential exits, a fresh partnership is in sight.

The Europa League beckoning, West Ham can’t afford blunt edges up front. Kehrer’s departure, with its embedded purchase clause, should provide financial ammunition. A new striker simply has to be Moyes’ top priority.

Adams ticks many boxes, but the transfer market is a fickle beast. West Ham must act decisively to secure their missing piece and unleash their full potential. Can Adams be the answer to their striker SOS? Only time will tell, but the Hammers’ hunt for goals will surely intensify in January.


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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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