Do Hammers Really Need Another Toxic Striker?

The Maxi Gomez 'will he or won't he' transfer saga seems to have been going on for an age, because that is exactly the case. Long since coveted by Manuel Pellegrini, Gomez knows he is wanted in East London, however, understandably wants to get the best offer he can, namely representing a club that can promise Champions League football.

Of course Hammers interest is long standing, but it was Marko Arnautovic, probably more like his brother, who elevated the level of interest by handing in a transfer request during the January transfer window. That 'want away' was dealt with by an improved wages offer and the signing of a contract extension, for most players that would have been enough, but not Arnie, or Arnie's brother!

Just when the club were in advanced planning for the next season the Duo have been 'at it' again, fortunately this time they do not have the club over a barrel as they had been able to do previously, their combined efforts have only served to accelerate the big sulks exit.

The scenario for Pellegrini and his head of recruitment Mario Husillos to deal with is rather complex, with Andy Carroll thankfully off the pay roll, Robert Pirez 'bounced' and Chicharito destined for a move, Hammers will be woefully short up front with NO recognised out and out senior strikers on the books. Obviously the benefit for El Pel and the Huse is that they can start with a blank canvas, but who will be the ones to join up the dots?

While Gomez is still the top target, Hammers inability to offer European football for the coming season is the stumbling block and do the club really need another 'toxic' striker? With the answer being a resounding no surely West Ham United's other targets will represent better value, but more importantly both of the other strikers who have been lined up as alternatives actually may want to come to the club!

Neither Moussa Marega nor Soloman Rondon are as 'high end' signings as Maxi Gomez, but their desire to succeed in the 'best league in the world' is palpable whereas Gomez's doesn't seem to be the same, he would prefer to remain in Spain playing in the Champions League, probably for Valencia at the end of the day. Hammers could purchase Rondon and Marega combined for the money it would cost to bring in Gomez, especially if Celta Vigo manage to hold out for the player's £43 Million release clause.

Funding the wages for both players shouldn't be an issue, as Carroll and Arnautovic were on a combined total in excess of £200,000 per week, an additional £140,000 per week will also be available once Javier Hernandez has been sold, the sooner the better according to most fans.

West Ham fans have the prospect of watching a team of 'happy' players instead of the snarling variety they have grown used to in recent years, do the club really need toxic players? The answer is No, the future is bright, the future is 'happy'. - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

said before, think we should pass on Gomez. he has stated several times he doesn't want to come to us, he prefers at least two other clubs so what's the point? he'll be here until an offer comes in and then he'll do an Arnautovic.

Im coming round to the idea of Rondon etc. I suggested Perez but he's going to Leicester. Wilson is another good option being English and settled in the prem. with our midfield of gems now, we only need someone to be in the right place at the right time to stick them away

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I will go with that Dicksy,our strength in midfield,i feel will be a force,and the likes of Rondon/Wilson want the Premier League so will give all.............Arnautivic needs to do one very quickly.

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Batshuayi & further back gudjonnsson didn't want to come to us so I thought at the time f*ck em...I've liked the look of Marega for some time & rondon is a no brainer for me...I want players who want to wear the claret & blue not pissin Mercenaries

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mcbikeman's picture

have got Perez from Newcastle for £50million IMO they have done there money there for me Rondon&Mitrovic would be a far better deal for us...maybe not exotic and exciting enough for some but both no the premier league and will IMO provide enough goals for us to push on in the league

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Sod him and Arnautovic.

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i think Antonio would make a great striker he has pace power and an eye for goal will frighten the sh.t out of most defences give him a go being as we have so many midfielders now

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Give Ants a go, unless they sell him to palace which wouldn't surprise me

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Dicks is the man's picture

sell him to palace? wtf lol, we cant sell the beast. agree he has the tools to be a striker with good support behind him, just would have to work on finishing though.

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moore 6 legend's picture

I did hear they were after our speed demon when or if they sold Zaha.when big mick switched with sulkleavic at spuds and he scored that goal showing him our it's done,i thought blimey you've been wasted all that time as a winger,you should of been utilised primarily as a striker.

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Peach of a goal against the unmentionables,sorry fellas but an offer of 20 - 25 mill from palace would sway it imo but I really hope not

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

agree... stupid to sell him to CP

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He does have the tools in his bag Dicksy,as we saw at Spuds,as he bounced them about when he scored lol!!!!

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Let's hope he's not all balls & no cannon eh!!

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Lol!!!! By the way he was swinging it all about mate, i imagine he can shoot like a cannon lol!!!!

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cast iron's picture

Should Apply Fcuk Gomez he's going to be trouble as I said before if he don't want to play for WHU then its only one thing-MONEY. And you see how 1 player can spoil a team until they get wot they want, saw it with Payet, Saw it with Arnie- "I'm a celebrity get me out of here" I don't think Chicko will give 100% either that Game in Switzerland is going to be interesting, and to be honest I'd sooner see the kids play that are hungry to make a name for themselves and want play for the badge not a load of has beans that are looking for another big payday.

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