West Ham fans quite frankly are ecstatic because their beloved team has spent almost £100 million on new players, something no one predicted considering how cheap the board have been over the last few seasons.
7 new faces have arrived at the London Stadium as Manuel Pellegrini bids to ensure that West Ham improve on their 13th place from last season. The Chilean has put a lot of focus into buying defenders and wide players but now the former Manchester City boss should turn his attention to recruiting a striker. A risky move to sign Leicester’s Ahmed Musa could well pay off under the top management of Pellegrini as the £13.5 million-rated Nigerian showed exactly what he can really do on the biggest stage of all over the summer.
After scoring 2 goals in their victory over Iceland, his raw pace and strong finishing ability left Leicester fans exactly where that Musa was when they brought him back in 2016. You can’t say that he’s been a success in the Premier League but in the new system at West Ham with Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic and Andriy Yarmolenko all supporting the 25-year-old, Musa could be a force to be reckoned with.
West Ham have a genuine need for a striker and a desire for pace seeing as Andy Carroll has once again been set back with a 3 month injury, Jordan Hugill and Javier Hernandez both face uncertain futures, leaving just Marko Arnautovic, (who isn’t an out and out striker) to be the main forward.
Would signing Musa be worth the risk for West Ham… Let us know!