West Ham United could offer Gianluca Scamacca some striking relief, and potentially ditch Michail Antonio this January…
As per Alan Nixon, speaking to his Patreon, the Hammers are one of several English clubs eyeing a swoop for Viktor Gyokeres.
It was thought that their £35.5m summer expenditure on Scamacca would see him prove to be the natural successor to their Jamaican marksman, but he has struggled to find his feet in England.
Given his youth, it was expected that he would not become an instant success, but with Antonio at 32 years old now the Irons do need someone to make up for his inevitable decline.
In Gyokeres they could add a consistent stream of goals, given how he already has 107 across his career at just 24 years old.
His signing would also mark one of a few times where West Ham have dipped into the division below for talent, with Jarrod Bowen the outstanding example.
When speaking to the press, Gyokeres’ manager Mark Robins has been vocal in his praise for the finisher but has also yielded they are at “the mercy of predators” when the transfer window rolls around.
He said: “He has some unbelievable ability – power, technique. He has got everything in his locker and that desire and hunger to score goals, and he’s also got a really angry side as well…”.
With Antonio entering the twilight of his career, this hulking frontman could step in to shine in his place at the London Stadium.