West Ham has concluded plans to add more firepower to their team this summer after winger Michail Antonio finished as the club’s top scorer this season with nine goals.
The Hammers were hit by some serious injuries this season, that saw key players like Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, and Andre Ayew miss several of their matches. Carroll finished the season with seven goals while Ayew managed just five goals despite a very bright start to his West Ham career.
Manager, Slaven Bilic has identified a couple of players who he thinks can help his team come up the table next season, among them, is Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, and Chelsea’s Mitchy Bashuayi.
Iheanacho has one of the best goals-to-games ratios among the strikers currently playing in the Premier League but has lost his place in the Citizen’s starting lineup. The arrival and sparkling form of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus have seen Iheanacho fall further down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium. Bilic believes he can tempt the Nigerian with the promise of first-team football.
Chelsea’s Mitchy Bashuayi is Bilic’s first choice, as the striker whose goal won the Blues the league has also been used sparingly this season. Bilic hopes to sign him for a fee of around £25 million.