Monday 28 August 2023

This is what we've heard about West Ham's hunt for a new striker

As we enter the final days of the transfer window (it closes this Friday at 11pm), the speculation around transfers has reached peak hysteria.

While West ham have made some excellent signings, they still need a replacement for Gianluca Scamacca to provide competition and support for the ageing Michail Antonio.

And it's that striker position that is in the media spotlight with Sky Sports indicating that Tim Steidten has apparently flown to Brazil in search of a striker.

However, there are conflicting reports as to the identity of West ham's interest with the Sun suggesting it is Flamengo's Pedro, while the Mail reckons that it is Corinthians Yuri Alberto. 

Both are prolific in the Brazilian league, but have each had disappointing previous spells in Europe - Pedro failed to shine at Fiorentia, while Alberto had a brief stay at Zenit St Petersburg. 

Pedro is a friend and former youth team mate of Lucas Paqueta.

Meanwhile, Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports reckons that the Hammers remain focused on Morocan Youssef En Nesyri, with some suggestng a swap deal may be on the cards with Sevilla as Pablo Fornals may be returning to his native Spain.

The Mirror's James Nursery believes PSG's Hugo Ekitike remains a target.

As for our existing forwards, Danny Ings is rumoured to be on his way to join Sean Dyche, whom he played under for 4 years at Burnley.

In short, lots of speculation, much of which seems based upon vague links rather than actual hard information. It's difficult to get too excited as the seasoned eye will recognise that moving to the Premiership would be a big step up for all of these players.


  1. lots of smoke, misdirection and agents creating interest in their clients.
    Let us hope that some deals get done to give Moyes the depth to win another European Trophy and a top 4 finish!

  2. Moyes always spoils himself going back in for maguire ruins a perfect transfer window he just cant help himself prat we need a centre forward urgent

  3. Ekitike agrees palace deal as w ham back away comfirm

  4. Always the nearly team our bubbles fade and die 1 or 2 signining today we would have been there but no get a c forward PLEASE

  5. Ekitike did want w ham but it was our club that pulled away from deal the truth is w ham didnt want to spend more money as from last week

    1. Yes agree have noticed the same old excuses starting to appear nothing really changes

    2. Our fans are always let down by our club

  6. Our club must be the only one in all england to want to play without a out and out centre forward laughable really we are so close to top 6 now it's such a shame


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