Slaven Bilic’s West Ham had a terrible start to the season after a wonderful year last time out, but they have begun to make amends for a slow start to the season by putting in some decent performances off late. The January transfer window also saw the exit of influential French playmaker Dimitri Payet, who returned to Marseille after having fallen out with head coach Bilic.
The Hammers signed Robert Snodgrass from Hull City and Jose Fonte from Southampton in a bid to salvage a poor season so far. Both the signings are sure to pay dividends as the former is a creative player akin to Payet whereas Fonte is a defensive rock at the back. Bilic will rue missing out on a couple of targets that would’ve certainly added something more to a West Ham team that have struggled for consistency this season
Here are 3 players that Slaven Bilic should’ve signed in the January transfer window that has just gone by –
The former Brentford striker eventually opted to join Aston Villa, but he was extensively linked with The Irons throughout the transfer window, as Bilic looked to add to his attacking ranks, having lost Simone Zaza to Valencia, due to the Italian’s inability to make an impact during his stay in England.
Calleri also hasn’t hit the ground running and Hogan’s record in the championship this season enticed Bilic into making a bid for the Englishman, but the move never materialized due to Brentford holding out for a higher fee, which Aston Villa stumped out on deadline day to sign the exciting 24-year-old frontman. Bilic will rue missing out on Hogan, as he could’ve been the clinical striker who could’ve acted as the perfect foil to Andy Carroll’s abilities.