It wouldn’t be wrong to say that West Ham United are in shambles this season in the Premier League. After finishing 8th last season, a lot of things were expected from Slaven Bilic and his men this term, but close to halfway into the season, the Hammers are struggling in the bottom-half of the table and are most likely to be involved in the battle for survival in the English top-flight.
And due to the extremely poor start to the season, it is believed that the West London outfit are planning a huge clear-out in the winter transfer window. The morale around the London Stadium seems to be pretty gloomy after the summer signings have all flopped miserably and are set to be shown the exit door less than six months into their West Ham careers.
Here we compile a list of five players who are most likely to face the axe and we pick a player who could probably replace them in Bilic’s squad:
5. Simone Zaza
The striker on loan from Juventus came in with big expectations, but never got going for the Hammers. His performances were uninspiring and devoid of confidence as he struggled big time to adapt to the Premier League. Having featured 9 times this season, the Italian has not scored a single goal nor has made a single assist for West Ham.
So, it comes as no surprise that West Ham are looking to sever ties with the 25-year old and send him back to Juventus as early as possible, with negotiations already underway.
Daniel Sturridge has been identified as the man to take up the goal-scoring mantle for West Ham and has been linked with a move to London from Liverpool in the winter transfer window. The Englishman has struggled to break into the playing XI this season and with his proven record and experience in the Premier League, he will be the ideal man to take over as the main striker for Slaven Bilic.