Five strikers West Ham can still sign this summer, including ex-Celtic forward John Guidetti

If West Ham still need cover up front, there are some good candidates out there...

Loic Remy

The Chelsea man has been linked with West Ham United continuously this summer. There are two problems. One: the Daily Mirror report that the Blues are blocking any potential Remy exit. Two: the Frenchman is unlikely to stay fit all season.

However, should Chelsea move for Charlie Austin, Remy could be made free - and he can do a job when fit, although that presents a risk factor.


Charlie Austin

Slow and heavy outside the penalty area but deadly in it, the Queens Park Rangers striker would be the most proven option West Ham could go for.

Standing in the east London side's way, of course, is a potential £15 million price tag and competition from several other sides. But, should the Hammers show enough ambition, Austin would be a very good signing indeed.

Javier Hernandez

The Manchester United man is another clinical goalscorer who proved he can find the back of the net with Real Madrid. All Chicharito has needed for a while now is a run of games. With West Ham, he could be back to his fox-in-the-box best were he given it.

John Guidetti

The former Celtic striker divides opinion but has enjoyed a fine summer, winning the European Under-21 championships with Sweden.

As all Celtic fans will know, Guidetti suffers from attitude problems. But, when shown love, the 23-year-old can score goals. He may be a bit of a risk but he is a free agent - and Sky Bet give West Ham 10/1 odds of signing him.

Mattia Destro

A man Jose Mourinho once praised for the potential shown when he was only 18, the Italian is as low as 2/1 with Sky Bet to move to Upton Park this summer. Talented and capable of scoring goals galore at his best, the downside here would be a potential mismatch in terms of the Serie A striker not fitting in with the Premier League.

Other than that, Destro looks good to go.

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