Regardless of Marko Arnautović being a preferred determine in east London, it seems the riches of China are an excessive amount of for him to withstand.

The 29-year-old minimize a dejected determine on the London Stadium in opposition to Arsenal, and though the Hammers picked up one more three factors, Arnautović was nowhere to be seen within the post-match celebrations.

The membership could also be eager to carry on to him, however within the present footballing world we dwell in, everyone knows it is inevitable that he’ll pressure a transfer to undergo. With that in thoughts, it is time for West Ham’s scouting staff to comply with up their curiosity in various potential hanging targets.

Listed below are 9 gamers they need to have on their procuring record.

9. Emiliano Sala


Tall, highly effective and a risk within the air. These attributes are by no means a nasty factor to have in a striker, and that is precisely what Emiliano Sala brings to the desk at Nantes.

The Argentinian striker has a eager eye for purpose too, having scored 12 of the 18 photographs he is had heading in the right direction up to now in Ligue 1. He maybe lacks the expertise required to make it on the highest degree, however has been linked with a Premier League transfer in latest months.

And with various groups , the 28-year-old may very well be enticed to play exterior of France for the primary time.

8. Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham

You are feeling the time is coming for Tammy Abraham to go away Chelsea as soon as and for all.

The 21-year-old is a prolific Championship goalscorer, and has confirmed his price at that degree for Bristol Metropolis and at the moment Aston Villa. His solitary season of high flight soccer noticed him endure relegation with Swansea – which maybe explains why his purpose return was significantly decrease than anticipated.

On the Hammers although, he’d be taking part in in a facet greater than able to ending within the high half – with a supervisor who will little question have European qualification aspirations on his agenda over the following couple of seasons.

7. Kasper Dolberg

Kasper Dolberg

Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong are the 2 names on the tip of each European tongue proper now, however younger striker Kasper Dolberg is one other excellent younger expertise making waves with Ajax.

The 21-year-old scored 16 targets in his debut season for the Amsterdam primarily based outfit, taking the Eredivisie by storm. His kind has tailed off somewhat since then, however there isn’t a doubting that Dolberg has the power to develop into one of the potent finishers throughout Europe.

If the Hammers need to make investments for the long run in a younger, proficient particular person with big potential, Dolberg ought to actually be of their pondering.

6. Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder

One other doubtlessly nice acquisition may very well be Sevilla ahead Wissam Ben Yedder, who has been in nice goalscoring kind ever since he moved to La Liga.

The Frenchman would take some persuading to maneuver to the London Stadium given Los Rojiblancos’ excellent league kind, however there is no telling today what the monetary pulling energy of the Premier League can ship.

Ben Yedder is a newly capped worldwide and is on track for a sixth season out of the final seven the place he has netted not less than ten league targets.

5. Alassane Pléa

Alassane Plea

Off to the Bundesliga now and particularly Borussia Mönchengladbach, the place we discover the proficient Alassane Pléa plying his commerce.

The 25-year-old has 12 targets in 18 video games this season – a powerful exhibiting contemplating Pléa solely moved to Germany final summer time for €25m from Good. He has confirmed that he can play wherever throughout the frontline, however feels his finest place is thru the center after he was first performed their by Claude Puel, who he labored with in France.

A former teammate of Anthony Martial, Nabil Fekir and Corentin Tolisso when he was youthful, Pléa has pals in excessive locations – and could be tempted to show he’s equally as proficient with a transfer to east London, regardless of his latest arrival at Mönchengladbach.

4. Moussa Marega

UEFA Champions League'Galatasaray AS v FC Porto'

A wise transfer for West Ham may very well be to reignite their curiosity in Moussa Marega, whom they had been linked with for various months over the summer time.

The 27-year-old performs for Porto within the Primeira Liga and has a reasonably stable goalscoring document, significantly over the past couple of seasons. Marega’s physicality may show to be an asset to the Hammers, although he will not come cheaply – with a charge of £35m being mooted for his providers.

He has 14 targets in all competitions up to now this season, together with 5 within the group levels of the Champions League.

3. Nicolas Pépé

Nicolas Pepe

Lille are having an outstanding season in Ligue 1 at the moment, heading up the perfect of the remaining behind runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

One key issue of their success has been the electrical type of Nicolas Pépé. The 23-year-old has 13 targets to his identify this season, scoring at a powerful ratio of a purpose each 137 minutes performed.

He has additionally seven assists to his identify, proving that the proficient Ivorian has not solely a watch for scoring targets, however a watch for creating them too. Pépé is reportedly a goal of Arsenal, however the Hammers are recognized admirers.

2. Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson

It has been a whirlwind yr for Callum Wilson, with the Bournemouth striker having scored his first worldwide purpose for England amongst many different accomplishments. 

The 26-year-old has labored laborious to get the place he’s proper now – overcoming two severe cruciate knee ligament accidents – and now leads the road for Eddie Howe’s Cherries with tempo, energy and panache.

Wilson’s spectacular performances have seen him linked with Chelsea over the previous few months, however West Ham have additionally been credited with an curiosity, no matter whether or not Arnautovic finally ends up leaving. He will not come cheaply although, as Bournemouth have already declared that he’s ‘not on the market’ at any worth.

1. Krzysztof Piątek

Genoa CFC v SPAL - Serie A

Maybe somewhat unrealistic given the truth that Krzysztof Piątek has been strongly linked with Actual Madrid – however generally it’s a must to goal large, proper?

Focusing on and capturing one of the prolific goalscorers in Europe proper now could be an enormous assertion of intent from the Hammers, and would assist the followers to rapidly overlook Marko Arnautovic if he does certainly determine the riches of China are the place his future lies.

Granted, Piątek does lack expertise on the highest degree – for any size of time not less than – having spent nearly all of his profession in Poland till switching to Serie A outfit Genoa for €4m final summer time. He would possible command an enormous switch charge, significantly given Actual’s alleged curiosity, however may very well be the participant to take a major monetary punt on.


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