West Ham have had mixed fortunes in the Premier League this season.
Manuel Pellegrini made plenty of changes to the first-team squad in the summer transfer window and has overseen a campaign of transition.
The Hammers have often played exciting football this term but have failed to operate with consistency, leaving them inside the top half of the table only on goal difference.
West Ham have a plethora of attacking options but have not genuinely convinced in the final third, scoring just 32 times in their 26 fixtures so far.
Marko Arnautovic is a dependable player when he is on form, but his future remains under scrutiny following the January transfer window’s fiasco.
Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll have also rotated throughout the campaign, but all three have flattered to deceive in their limited minutes on the pitch.
This could prompt Pellegrini to seek a striker signing in the summer. We’ve identified some options who would significantly improve the front-line.
Zapata has been in exceptional form for Atalanta this season. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals and chipped in with four assists in Serie A. He’d be an excellent addition for West Ham.
Haller has been a part of Eintracht Frankfurt’s impressive attacking force this season. The Frenchman is adept at linking play, can operate as a target man and is a calm finisher. He’d provide West Ham with another option.
Adams has netted 19 goals in the Championship at the age of just 22. He’s in exceptional form and is displaying immense potential. With pace to burn and a natural goalscoring instinct, he’d add quality to the Hammers’ ranks.
Dzeko’s future at Roma is under scrutiny, and a return to the Premier League may not be unimaginable. Pellegrini is a known admirer of his qualities and the experienced forward would provide West Ham with a proven goalscorer.
Following AC Milan’s signing of Krzysztof Piatek, Cutrone is out of favour. He is a promising forward who has lost his way this season but remains an exciting prospect. It’d be a risky but potentially genius acquisition from West Ham.
Wesley has displayed in the past two seasons that he is a hugely promising forward. Operating up front for Club Brugge, the Brazilian has shown a clinical edge and work ethic to match. He’d be a left-field signing for Pellegrini.
Wilson is a proven Premier League goalscorer and is Bournemouth’s talisman. He’d cost a fortune, without doubt, but has shown that he has what it takes to lead the line in the top-flight. West Ham could do far worse than swooping for the England international.