Goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil secured a massive victory for Burnley at the expense of West Ham at the weekend.
After losing their opening four fixtures, a place in Europe seemed out of West Ham’s reach before an excellent run of form in December had them on the verge of the top seven in the Premier League. However, the Hammers were unable to replicate their recent performances with Tom Heaton remaining relatively untroubled in the Burnley goal. Despite the return of Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Pellegrini’s side were unable to get going in front of goal.
Felipe Anderson had a rare bad day in front of goal with Lucas Perez and Robert Snodgrass being withdrawn at half-time following a poor performance. With the January transfer window now open, Pellegrini should look to bolster his attacking options. Andy Carroll faces an uncertain future the London Stadium, so landing a new forward could be a wise move.
One man who should be on Pellegrini’s shortlist is Braga striker – Dyego Sousa. Valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, the Brazilian joined his current employers for a minimal fee in January 2017 with his contract set to expire. After a decent debut season with his club, Sousa has been tearing up Liga NOS in the current campaign, helping Braga to fourth in the standings.
Sousa leads the goalscoring charts with an impressive 11 goals in just 14 appearances as well as registering three assists for his team-mates. Although the 29-year-old is a powerful target man, he possesses excellent technical ability which helps bring his team-mates in the game. His overall game combined with his brilliant finishing ability makes him the ideal forward to lead the Hammers attack.
While Carroll has failed to make an impact at the club, Sousa could be their new hero.
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