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West Ham must sign World Cup hero Christian Pulisic

West Ham United are a team somewhat in disarray domestically this season, despite their flawless performances in the Europa Conference League.

The Hammers are teetering just one point from the relegation zone, with goalscoring proving a real problem that David Moyes cannot seem to fix.

His summer additions were expected to bolster all areas of the field, but the £35.5m move for Gianluca Scamacca should have revolutionised their attack alongside Michail Antonio.

However, despite scoring the seventh-most goals last season in the Premier League, they have only managed 12 goals in 15 league matches this campaign.

The main reason for this underperformance can be tied to the drop-off in form from Jarrod Bowen, who last season scored 12 and assisted 12, but has only managed two goals this season.

To kickstart the 25-year-old back into action whilst bolstering his attacking options further, in January Moyes could heed the words of Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop, who discussed the Christian Pulisic’s future on ESPN FC.

The former began by claiming:

“I believe a club like for example a West Ham, a team just sitting around [the European places]. It is a step-down but it’s a step down to – I think – getting regular game time, whether that’s in England or Spain or Germany or wherever.”

Hislop would agree, as he noted:

“That step down to another club, a smaller club, Craig mentions my former club West Ham, which I think would be a great fit for him, might be exactly what he needs if is to be playing, if he wants to start and start regularly.”

The emergence of these comments is particularly poignant given that earlier this week Tutto Juve reported that Chelsea were willing to sell should they receive a worthy bid.

Given how he has performed so far at the World Cup, the Irons must surely consider him a viable option for a January transfer.

It was his goal against Iran that sent his country through to the knockout stages of the competition, with the injury sustained while poking home highlighting his bravery and desire.

This stands in line with the comments of his former boss Thomas Tuchel, who labelled Pulisic “hungry to score”.

His winner marked the third fine performance on the run, where he is averaging an impressive 7.27 rating. It seems that when he becomes a big fish in a small pond, he thrives.

This is exacerbated through his 1.7 key passes, combined with 2.0 shots per game which outline him as a constant attacking threat, via Sofascore.

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The 24-year-old has spent a large amount of time around senior football despite his age and thus could offer plenty to a toothless West Ham side in need of a creative force to reignite them.

Moyes could do worse than to listen to these pundits and pounce upon the Blues’ reported willingness to offload.