Should West Ham consider move for Champions League winning free agent in January?

MLS: Eastern Conference Championship-Toronto FC at Montreal Impact

West Ham United are in desperate need of more fire-power up front.

Didier Drogba after Chelsea won the Champions LeagueDidier Drogba after Chelsea won the Champions League

Didier Drogba made the announcement yesterday that he will be leaving Montreal Impact upon the expiration of his current contract at the end of the year (FOX Sports), leaving the opportunity for a club in need of a proven goalscorer to snap him up on a free transfer in January.

With the trouble that the Hammers currently find themselves in, they could do a lot worse than the former Chelsea hitman leading their line, and should consider a move for Drogba in January to inject a certain level of experience, winning mentality, and goalscoring know-how into their side.

At 38-years-old, there is no denying that the former Ivory Coast international is a long way past his best, but he still possesses the raw power, aerial ability and clinical finishing that would make him an asset to a club like West Ham.

Simone Zaza is quite clearly a long way off of the level required to be a success in the Premier League, while Andy Carroll continues to be plagued by injury problems, and with no set date for his return, Slaven Bilic's men are in desperate need of a physical presence up front.

Could Drogba be the man to help savage the Hammers' season?

With 248 career goals to his name, the former Chelsea star is considered to be one of the best strikers to have ever graced the English game.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates with the FA Cup trophy after winning the FinalDidier Drogba with the FA Cup trophy 

If West Ham did move for Drogba, his presence would give Bilic the option of playing two up front by pairing him with a smaller, quicker striker in the mould of Diafra Sakho.

The East Londoners currently sit in 17th position in the table, and with a horrendous run of fixtures of the horizon, including trips to Old Trafford and Anfield, they could find themselves at the bottom of the pile if things don't drastically improve.

They are in desperate need of a lift, and they would get that at the very least if they brought in Drogba in January.

MLS: Eastern Conference Championship-Toronto FC at Montreal ImpactDidier Drogba 

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