Five striker transfer options for West Ham United

As David Sullivan reveals a desire to sign a new striker we consider who might be perfect for the role.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan revealed yesterday that The Hammers main priority in what remains of the transfer market is to bring in another goalscoring threat:

"We need goal scorers not defenders. We have to focus wages on strikers due to wage cap…’’

The club signed Andy Carroll earlier in the window but he will miss the start of the campaign with a heel injury.

On top of that the club lost the likes of Carlton Cole, Maraoune Chamakh and Wellington this summer so another means for grabbing goals this summer.

So here are five players who could be perfect for the club…

Gary Hooper

The Celtic man has been linked with several moves this summer but so far nothing has been mentioned of potential Hammers interest.

An Essex lad and former Tottenham trainee he would certainly bring goals to the table and that pace the club needs up top.

He is also likely to be on reasonable wages with the only real down-side likely to be his price-tag.

John Guidetti

With the arrivals of Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo at Manchester City the slim chance that the young Swede had of getting his promising career back on track at The Etihad now seems doomed.

He has been linked with loan moves to Sunderland and Feyenoord this summer as he aims for regular football after a season out with a viral infection that almost ended his career.

Available on loan and a player who guarantees goals.

Demba Ba

The Hammers have been linked with a move for their former striker all summer as he struggles to make an impact at Chelsea.

If Jose Mourinho was to get his man in the form of Wayne Rooney then Ba could genuinely become available; and West Ham could be the perfect location.

Peter Odemwingie

The Nigerian fits the bill across the board. Available on the cheap, fast and a goal-scorer who would not take up too much on the wage bill.

If West Ham want him they could definitely get him.

Salamon Kalou

The former Chelsea man might just be the best option out there.

He had an excellent season with Lille in 2012-13 and has a £3 million release clause in his current deal with the Ligue 1 outfit.

The Ivorian has also expressed a desire to return to the Premier League and up-front with Carroll he could be a force to be reckoned with.

Who would you like to see at Upton Park next season?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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