West Ham United have mounted an excellent recovery in recent weeks after starting the season on an extremely poor note. The Hammers looked certain to be involved in the relegation scrap until last month, after which they have hit a sudden good patch of form that has seen them rise in the top half of the table, occupying the 9th place.
Despite the sale of Dimitri Payet, Slaven Bilic’s side are looking strong going forward and with the fit-again Andy Carroll firing again, things look bright heading into the end of the season. However, reinforcements over the summer are a must for the East Londoners. Jonathan Calleri’s loan spell will end at the end of the season, Enner Valencia, who is on loan at Everton, has hardly kicked a ball while young Ashley Fletcher too has had issues adapting to the first-team football. That leaves only Carroll as the striking option for Bilic, highlighting the need for bringing in a new attacker in the summer.
Here we look at three strikers that West Ham should look to bring in, in the summer transfer window:
This one has been going on for quite some time now with the Liverpool forward linked with a move to the Hammers every other day but nothing happened on this front in the recently closed winter transfer window.
However, that could change come summer. Sturridge continues to struggle at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp and has found it extremely difficult to get going. The goals aren’t coming as regularly, the player looks short on confidence and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Englishman decides to leave Anfield in the summer.
Despite his ongoing struggles, Sturridge is a quality operator and will bring much value to the West Ham attack. Playing through the middle, with the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio on the flanks could aid his return to his best. A shot of confidence in the arm by the manager and a regular run of games could do wonders for the former Chelsea man and West Ham could reap the benefits of his immense abilities.