After splashing the cash in the summer in order to improve on last season’s disappointing 13th place finish, West Ham are starting to reap the rewards on the £25m splurge.

Now in a remarkable fourth spot with an incredible eight wins already, manager Sam Allardyce has consistently challenged his players to maintain their fantastic run of form in order to secure an unlikely place in Europe.

However, money is tight, and the Hammers may have to sell before they can buy. With the African Cup of Nations taking place in January, the likes of in form players Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate and possibly even Alex Song are set to depart for a month with their respective countries for international duty.

In that case, here are FIVE January signing the East Londoners should consider in order to maintain their current run of form…

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Diafra Sakho