Going into the summer transfer window, two key positions will surely dominate Slaven Bilic’s attention – right-back and centre-forward.
Whilst the Hammers have been using emergency options at No.2 practically all season, a dependency on Andy Carroll has been at the heart of the Irons’ inconsistency – winning just 26% of their games this term without the towering striker in the starting XI.
According to ESPN, the east London club are already eyeing one potential solution in Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, a talented striker who has seen his first-team role regress since Gabriel Jesus arrived at the Etihad Stadium in January.
City are reportedly ready to consider transfer bids above the £20million mark for the eight-cap Nigerian international, but Everton are also interested – eyeing him as an ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
So, West Ham fans, is Iheanacho the man to alleviate your club’s striker problems? Does success next season depend on the Irons beating Everton to his signature? Let us know by voting below…