With Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho leaving in January and Andy Carroll once again injured, West Ham would certainly be forgiven for prioritising signing a new striker at the end of the season.
The Hammers are not blessed with a wealth of options up front right now, so targeting at least one forward during the summer would surely be a smart move as they look to ensure that they build on what has been an extremely difficult campaign.
Last summer, it appeared that a move for Kelechi Iheanacho was on the radar, but the London Evening Standard reported in July that the Irons pulled out of the race to sign the £25 million-rated striker from Manchester City.
One year on, and perhaps West Ham should return to the same club to have a look at one of the youngsters who is currently impressing away from the Etihad Stadium out on loan.
Thierry Ambrose is yet to play for the Cityzens' first-team, but has impressed out on loan with Eredivisie side NAC Breda, scoring eight goals in 22 top flight appearances this term. He has also provided four assists.
With NAC struggling in the league this term, Ambrose's return is arguably incredibly impressive and provides a hint that he could be a very decent striker in the coming years. And with City already boasting a very good group of goalscorers already, the Hammers should try their luck and make a move.
The 20-year-old has the time to get even better over the next few seasons. And in a West Ham side that do not have that many strikers at their disposal right now, he could perhaps enjoy the amount of first-team football that would help him realise that potential if the Irons decided to enter the race and City were at all willing to sanction a deal.