150-goal West Ham striker Tony Cottee has his say on club strikers

Tony Cottee

The former West Ham striker is impressed with the current crop.

Tony Cottee played for West Ham in two separate spells in his career, scoring nearly 150 goals in his time with the club – so he knows a little something about scoring goals for West Ham.

He has been speaking to the official club website today about the club's current striking options. He stated:

"I like Enner, I think he’s a really good finisher. I liked what I saw in the World Cup and I saw him a few times before that as well. I was excited when we signed him and between him and Sakho they’ve done well.

"But I think there’s more to come from Enner. He’s had his season of settling in, he’s been flying all around the world with the games and there’s the legacy of the World Cup as well. Hopefully next season he’ll hit the ground running and we can get him and Sakho playing up front as they did at the start of this season."

The two newbies have been vital to West Ham's season. Both came in to the club from relatively understated backgrounds. Sakho had been scoring goals for fun in the French second tier. Meanwhile Valencia was doing the same for Mexican outfit Pachuca. That makes their achievements far more impressive in the Premier League.

It will be an interesting summer in the striking department. Valencia and Sakho can be counted on for next term. Andy Carroll however faces a fight to be fit for the start of the campaign, while Carlton Cole and Nene are both out of contract in the summer.

West Ham will need to be bringing in another striker if they are to maintain a charge toward Europe in 2015-16.

Valencia and Sakho cannot score all the goals themselves.

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