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West Ham United, under their new manager Julen Lopetegui, are buzzing with transfer activity as they look to strengthen their attacking options.

Recent reports suggest West Ham has inquired about Villarreal striker Alexander Sorloth. Lopetegui sees him as a perfect foil for Mohammed Kudus, potentially creating a more potent attacking force. Sorloth’s impressive 23-goal La Liga season showcases his finishing prowess, potentially offering an upgrade over the ageing Michail Antonio.

Clearly Gonzo was less than impressed with the former Palace’s man as detailed in his blog this morning. But the big striker has come off an impressive season in La Liga and is believed to have caught the eye of West Ham’s Spanish head coach.

Celtic’s Matt O’Riley has also entered the transfer rumour mill. West Ham is reportedly considering him as a potential replacement for Lucas Paqueta, should the Brazilian midfielder leave the club. Similar to Sorloth, O’Riley’s numbers speak for themselves, having amassed a remarkable 31 goal contributions (18 goals and 13 assists) in the Scottish Premiership last season.

West Ham has already secured the signing of Max Kilman from Wolves, bolstering their defensive line-up. This acquisition is seen as a significant piece of business for the Hammers.

These transfer rumours paint a picture of Lopetegui’s attacking vision for West Ham. The potential additions of Sorloth and O’Riley suggest a focus on firepower and creative midfield presence, aiming to build upon the existing attacking talent.

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  • Kevlar says:

    These are not signings to get excited about! If we want to challenge top 4/6 th we n we need better signings! Jonathan David from Lille and yousef fofana from nice both are attainable and reasonable priced £25m and £17m. We also need another centre back and 2 fullbacks at the minimum. COYI

  • Phil McDonald says:

    The recruitment is being driven by Steidten not Jlo who as has been repeated endlessly is head coach not manager. But a close partnership between them will be both desirable and beneficial.

  • Jeeps says:

    Never mind who Fofana plays for just get him.
    He was one of Tim Steidten choices last year but Moyes didn’t agree.
    Should have been waving the flags for signing Jean-Clair Todibo as he wanted to come.
    Offered £30m with £38.5m wanted, JLo wanted him as much as Kilman, another £5m would probably sealed it.
    When are negotiators going to learn you have to be within region of asking figure.
    Another c/bk (should have been Todibo), left and right bk, left winger (versatile) and main striker.
    Time is ticking can see last minute signings looming

  • Tim says:

    Better still we should buy the brilliant, powerful 24 year old CB from Red Bull Leipzig currently in the last year of his contract.

  • Charlie Farley says:

    We’re all very strong in our opinions, me included….. but at the end of the day the people in the know are professionals – and they should know best. Two weeks’ ago there were a few against the prospects of signing Max Kilman, and now we have many current players and ex-pro pundits have commented on what an excellent player Kilman is.
    The Premier League has so many previously underrated players who’ve set their teams alight after they arrived. Maybe we should trust Tim and Julen in their future signings?

  • stewart steptoe says:

    go all in on Tobido and Sorloth. young and keen, not to mention good!

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