Flocking to Twitter, some West Ham United fans have erupted over a transfer update by ExWHUemployee involving Liverpool striker Divock Origi.
Irons boss David Moyes has been eager to land an alternative centre-forward to Michail Antonio as he recently confirmed to the press (Daily Mail), but his side now also have other concerns in the defensive department.
Injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma have prompted West Ham to seek central defensive reinforcements with GSB and new head of recruitment Rob Newman tasked with helping to maintain Moyes’ push on all fronts.
The Hammers have made into to the Europa League Last 16 phase whilst also continuing their pursuit of a top four finish, with their Carabao Cup efforts also on the line.
Which striker should West Ham sign?
In terms of potentially landing a new striker in January, some news has emerged as reliable club insider Ex shares an update on West Ham’s interest in Origi.
According to the club source, via his West Ham Way website, Moyes and co could make a move to sign the Belgium ace in January and it would ‘not be a surprise at all’ if they do so.
The 26-year-old has also been ‘very close’ to joining previously and his lack of game time at Anfield may well mean he departs the club.
Flocking to this news, some Hammers fans have erupted on social media with some labelling Origi the ‘perfect’ striker signing.
Still fairly young, an experienced 31-cap international and big game player – it’s clear to see why some feel that way given Jurgen Klopp has even called him ‘really quick’ and a ‘monster’ in the air recently (The Mirror).
His career tally of 63 senior goals at club level indicates he knows where the back of the net is and Origi could be just the signing to come in and back Moyes’ charge for West Ham glory.
Here’s how fans responded to Ex’s news on Twitter:
“oh my god please make this happen, he’s absolutely world-class on his day and perfect for us”
“Would be a good signing IMO. Scores regularly when used and is capable against the biggest sides at home and in Europe.”
“All day long yes yes yes”
“Get him done!”
“Origi and Cabral or Origi and Hlozek and we’re cooking”
“He be perfect for us, be surprised if Liverpool let him go”
In other news: West Ham could also turn to signing ‘powerful’ £15.4m standout who’s outshone Zouma, find out more here.
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