Basel striker Arthur Cabral would be an ideal signing for West Ham in the January transfer window, according to former Premier League man Kevin Campbell.
The Lowdown: Cabral on fire
The 23-year-old is having a magnificent season for Basel, scoring 14 Swiss Super League goals in as many starts in 2021/22 to date.
In fact, that means Cabral has scored more times than Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio combined (13) in the Premier League.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Hammers in the past, as David Moyes looks to bolster his squad next month.
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Someone who thinks Cabral would be an ideal January signing is Campbell, who told Football Insider that he sees him as a perfect understudy to Antonio:
“They’ll have to be clever with Antonio, and Cabral could be that answer.
“He’s so physical, so all-action, strong, aggressive, and quick. But if he gets injured, they are seriously going to miss him.
“Getting someone else in who can take the strain off Antonio if you wanted to rest or rotate him at times, oh my, that would be a really shrewd move for David Moyes in January.”
The Verdict: Perfect January acquisition
There is no doubt that a striker needs to arrive at the London Stadium next month if West Ham are to mount a genuine top-four bid, as well as go far in the Europa League.
At the moment, there is too much onus on Antonio, who at 31 can’t play every game and has had injury problems in the past.
Cabral would represent a hugely exciting young alternative – someone who can add squad depth, quality and goals from the bench, and also be a long-term signing with great potential, given his goalscoring exploits this term at the age of just 23.
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