It has been a difficult time for fans of West Ham United here in the Transfer Tavern, with the Hammers’ faithful’s patience seriously tested over the course of the first half of the season.
In the bottom-three heading into the new year, relegation is a distinct possibility for David Moyes’ side, and the January transfer window will provide the former Manchester United and Everton boss with a final opportunity to put his stamp on the squad, and assemble a side capable of staving off the threat of relegation.
Around the pool table our landlord often hears grumbling from Hammers about their lack of prowess in front of goal, with the likes of Javier Hernandez, Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll all struggling to stay fit and find the back of the net on a regular basis, and it is clear a new striker is what they want.
Our landlord is an expert in German football, and over a pint in the early hours, he couldn’t help but suggest the Hammers plot a move for Hoffenheim striker, Mark Uth.
The 26-year-old has been in excellent form since joining from Dutch side Heerenveen in 2016, scoring a magnificent twenty-four times in only sixty-three league appearances.
Already on nine for the season with a single assist, Uth is showing no signs of slowing down, and is on course for a twenty goal year in Germany’s top flight.
Add to the fact that the player’s contract is set to expire in the summer, and this deal ticks all the boxes for Moyes.
A top class striker scoring goals for fun who could be available for a reasonable fee due to his contract status, our landlord could have unearthed a future hero for the East London side.
Hammers fans, does Uth sound like the type of goalscorer you need? Have your say below…
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