The Hammers had one of their best transfer windows in recent years in the summer, bringing in fabulous attacking players such as Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini.
However, their excellent star to the campaign has been halted somewhat by a number of injuries to key players – including Payet, who is joined by Enner Valencia and Diafra Sackho on the long-term absentee list.
Lanzini missed the Hammers’ recent 0-0 draw at Manchester United, whereas fellow loanee Victor Moses hobbled off in the first-half, leaving Slaven Bilic short on options.
It appears January additions may now be imperative for the club to continue their push for a European place, and a winger in particular should be high on their list of targets.
And right now, there aren’t many better outside the top fight than reported target Solly March.
The talented youngster was deemed rather lightweight last season and struggled to cope with the rough and tumble of Championship football. This season, however, is quite different.
The 21-year-old has three goals and one assist in 12 starts, while the Seagulls top the Championship table, having yet to taste defeat as they extend their unbeaten league run to 20 games including last season.
Solly has bags of potential, with his standout attribute being his ability to weave past opponents with relative ease and pick out his teammates with accurate passing.
West Ham have a shortage of wingers at the club, with Lanzini and Moses both only on loan while Michail Antonio possesses different types of attributes, as he adds a more physical presence.
Solly is very much a Bilic type of player, and considering his age, he has an abundance of potential to go on and become a regular winger for a top Premier League side.