Having struggled to land one in summer 2016, signing a centre-forward who can compete with (and fill the regular voids of) Andy Carroll will surely be West Ham’s biggest priority during the coming transfer window. But he could come in the form of a seemingly unlikely source; Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Despite his side setting the pace in the Championship this season, the Serbian international has netted just four times in the second tier and has been excluded from two of Rafa Benitez’s last three matchday squads – whilst he was left on the bench during a 3-1 defeat to Fulham last weekend.
Football FanCast shared our thoughts on the potential deal earlier this week and according to our exclusive poll, it would also be backed by the majority of West Ham fans – albeit by a particularly slim margin.
Will Bilic answer the fan base’s wishes? Only time will tell.