Three short-term signings to cure West Ham’s AFCON woes

While things have improved in recent weeks, overall it has been a disappointing 2016/17 campaign to date for West Ham United.

For the majority of the season, they have been scrapping down towards the Premier League’s relegation zone after initially struggling to adapt to their new home – the London Stadium.

More recently, two losses on the bounce against Leicester and Manchester United have put a slight dampener on the three successive victories that the Irons picked up previously – two 1-0 home wins against Burnley and Hull City and a 4-1 thrashing of Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

To add to the latest successive defeats, Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has also lost forward Andre Ayew and defender Cheikhou Kouyate to the African Cup of Nations, and the Croatian may look to cover their absence by bringing in new players this month.

Here are three short-term signings that would cure West Ham’s AFCON woes…