Report claims change in West Ham United transfer strategy

England's Joe Hart and Tom Heaton during training

West Ham United have reportedly pulled out of the race for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

West Ham United have pulled out of the race to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror.

According to the report, West Ham had looked at signing England international goalkeeper Hart on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals City, but they are now focusing their attention on bringing in a striker.

England's Joe Hart during training

Good transfer strategy

Hart is a decent goalkeeper and would be a good signing for West Ham, but do the Hammers need to sign another player for that position?

Adrian and Darren Randolph may make mistakes from time to time, but both are good goalkeepers and can push each other next season.

What West Ham lack at the moment is a proven goalscorer who can find the net 15 or 20 times in the Premier League in a single season.

The Mirror’s claim that the London club are now focusing their attention on signing a striker should please the fans.

If Slaven Bilic’s side can get a striker who can bang in the goals on a regular basis, then they could finish in the top eight of the Premier League next season.

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