Solanke a Target if Moyes Departs

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West Ham has struggled to find a reliable striking partner for Michail Antonio. Despite flashes of brilliance, Antonio’s injury history and inconsistency have forced manager David Moyes to rely on a limited pool of options. Previous attempts to replace Antonio with players like Danny Ings and Divin Mbuma haven’t been successful.

West Ham seems determined to end their striker woes by acquiring a player with proven Premier League experience. Names like Ivan Toney have been linked with the club, but recent reports suggest Dominic Solanke could be a target.

Alex Crook, a football journalist, believes Solanke’s potential arrival hinges on Moyes’ departure. West Ham reportedly expressed interest in Solanke last summer, but Bournemouth’s high asking price thwarted the deal.

Solanke has silenced his doubters this season, putting up an impressive 18 Premier League goals. His performances stand in stark contrast to his record before this season, which might explain Bournemouth’s initial stance.

West Ham’s healthy financial situation and potential player sales this summer could provide the opportunity to invest in high-caliber players like Solanke.

Overall, West Ham’s pursuit of a Premier League proven striker reflects their desire to address a longstanding weakness in their squad. While Solanke’s potential arrival seems to be linked to Moyes’ future, his goal-scoring form this season makes him a player worth considering.

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  • Hammerpete6 says:

    I don’t see it as is not able to find a strike partner for Mikey, more that the manager does not want to play two up. We’ve had good strikers, Haller and Scamacca, but no set up to facilitate them. Even Ings had a good record as a two up, not a lone wolf.

    • Spama1 says:

      Couldn’t agree more Hammerpete6 – even Danny Ings as you say (who I agree isn’t the long term solution) scored everywhere he played as a tap-in merchant or as a two up top. We’ve brought top quality strikers in over recent seasons and asked them to play the Antonio role up top, with no support nearby – basically a jogging exercise feeding off scraps. Mubama has looked prolific in the youth team and is not the same type of player Antonio is

  • Dave says:

    Spot on . Even Little Pea couldn’t score with Moysies set up as with the others he has scored everywhere else……

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