When it comes to the striking department at West Ham United, a major overhaul is quite clearly required.
The Hammers might boast a number of supposedly experienced strikers, their inefficiency throughout the campaign have caused major setbacks.
Frankly, Manuel Pellegrini’s side can only boast a number of yesterday’s men in attack, with players like Andy Carroll being well past their prime. The former Newcastle United striker is either injured or just frustrating to watch due to his lethargic work in attack. He lacks pace, determination and has lost those lethal instincts which at one time impressed many.
So it’s no surprise the Hammers want to offload the waste of space. In a bid to revamp their strikers’ options, according to reports the Sun late last week, they’re chasing Tottenham Hotspur’s, Fernando Llorente. Amazingly, after playing the UEFA Champions League final with Spurs, the Spaniard will soon become a free-agent.
However, even after being four years older than Carroll, he’s a much more menacing figure in attack. Llorente’s proved his efficiency in recent months, slotting in perfectly for Harry Kane to bolster Spurs’ attack. Indeed, the 34-year-old’s perfect for West Ham’s system with his dynamic nature. All in all, he’s a powerful figure whose excellent hold-up play, distribution ability and knack of creating space for his companions can benefit Felipe Anderson and co.
Yes, it’s not been great for him on the whole in North London but just think about what the World Cup-winner did at Swansea City.
For a short-term solution, the 34-year-old can bring experience, power and a cunning goal-scoring nature to be that “Plan-B” which the Chilean’s lacked since arriving in London.
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