The West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern are worried after hearing the news that Manuel Lanzini has suffered an injury. Early indications are that Lanzini will be out for up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury against Bournemouth last weekend. The Argentinian international is such an important player for West Ham in the attacking midfield department and his absence will be sorely felt.
But is now the time for David Moyes to start looking at new additions. With Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho rumoured to be heading for the exit door this month and with Andy Carroll set for another spell of up to four months on the sidelines, perhaps it is time for the Hammers to bring in a new attacker.
Che Adams of Birmingham would be a decent addition because he would fill a gap now and add strength in depth to West Ham’s squad. And before long, Adams would probably be a first-team regular.
The 21-year-old has been impressive at Birmingham City in the Championship and he has notched five goals in 17 games this season, although he has only started nine games. Last season, the promising youngster scored seven in 42.
Adams has raw pace and the ability to take players on, provide crosses and he is not shy of having a shot himself. The England youth international has the ability to play out wide, as a central attacking midfielder or as a striker.
As West Ham look at the short term as well as the long term, the former Sheffield United man needs to be considered.
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