Finding a striker to spearhead the attack and provide a regular source of goals can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack at times, just ask West Ham United.
It is no secret that the Hammers have had trouble when it comes to finding someone suitable to lead their front line, with their problems having been rather evident for the past decade or so.
And, it would seem the east London outfit managed to dodge a bullet in the pursuit of one of their previous transfer targets.
According to a report by The Mirror back in the summer of 2017, West Ham were allegedly one of a number of clubs thought to have been keen on Steve Mounie.
Huddersfield Town ultimately won the race for the Benin international though, having splashed around £11.5million (per Daily Mail) to sign him from Montpellier as they looked to begin what turned out their two-year stay in the Premier League.
And, that sum of money appears to have been a rather expensive buy for the Yorkshire outfit on the face of things.
Nine goals in 51 Premier League appearances is not good enough for a striker in the top-flight, regardless of how tough the club have found things in the division.
Indeed, those figures are hardly good enough for a side of the calibre of West Ham either and could have been considered a rather expensive flop if he did join them in the capital instead.
A mid-table finish in the Premier League is rather impressive for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season considering their woes up top, however, they will only be able to build on that if a prolific forward joins them at the London Stadium in the summer.
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