West Ham might be ready to end their three-year hunt for a striker by signing two in the same window, according to Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth.
The Hammers haven’t signed a striker since Sebastien Haller arrived in a club-record deal from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019.
Since then, Haller has been sold to Ajax and Michail Antonio has been forced to lead the Hammers’ line on his own.
While Antonio has performed superbly in that role, it has been no secret that David Moyes is desperate to bring in at least one striker to ease the burden on Antonio’s shoulders this summer.
And according to Sheth, Moyes might be preparing to bring in two strikers to help Antonio, which would add significant strength to his attack and also end a long wait for any kind of transfer activity in that area of the squad.
With a deal reportedly close for Chelsea striker Armando Broja and a bid in for Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca, Sheth revealed on Twitter that “signing both [is] not ruled out.”
West Ham United in advanced talks with Chelsea over the signing of Armando Broja. West Ham want permanent deal. West Ham still waiting on response from Sassuolo after €40m plus add-ons bid for Gianluca Scamacca. Signing both not ruled out. #Broja #Scamacca #WHUFC
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) July 18, 2022
If the Hammers can secure deals for both strikers, they would represent an outlay of over £60m on an area of the pitch the Hammers have been considerably light in for some time.
With the Broja deal close, the club waiting patiently to hear back about their move for Scamacca and Jesse Lingard also reportedly on the verge of a return to east London, West Ham’s attack could be one to watch this season.