Sullivan: “Striker search begins here”

David-Sullivan-001David Sullivan has told ClaretandHugh the search starts this morning (Fri) for a new striker.

And the club are open to either loaning or buying one following the savage blow to Andy Carroll who will be out for four months with an ankle injury.

Speaking to this site Sullivan agreed the Carroll scenario had been a nightmare adding: “Its done my head in, but you don’t solve problems by ignoring them.

“The search for a striker either on loan or as a permanent signing starts now as what we have isn’t enough.”

That player though will not be Wilfred Bony despite the Hammers coming close to signing him last season.

Sullivan – in a Twitter question and answer session – had repeated what he told ClaretandHugh several weeks ago declaring: “I wanted him last season but nobody else at the club did.”


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4 comments on “Sullivan: “Striker search begins here”

  1. Again we don’t seem to have learnt the lessons from last year. Even going in to the season with a fit Carroll would have seen us undercooked up front. We don’t need cover for Carroll we need a goalscoring replacement.

  2. Should’ve taken Newcastle’s fifteen million when we had the chance, would’ve got his monstrous wages of the clubs back to

  3. Although I’m very pleased and not mention relieved that we are in the market for another striker I have one simple question, how much?

    It is all very well saying we are going to sign another striker either permanently, on loan or both if we don’t buy the right quality. However Quality strikers unfortunately cost quality money!

    But IMO there is little point in bringing in somebody to just make the numbers up until the “injured one”rises again at Easter, as we have all seen how that ends! No, we must buy a big named like for like replacement(without the injuries!) so the club can move forward.

    If that means Carroll then plays from the bench or his future is in doubt then so be it!

    If you take all these factors into consideration and the little matters of our £20mil budget and fair play, the question does indeed become “how much?” COYI!

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