West Ham ‘desperate’ for striker after Kurt Zouma deal, but David Moyes admits transfer may not go ahead – .

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West Ham ‘desperate’ for striker after Kurt Zouma deal, but David Moyes admits transfer may not go ahead – .


David Moyes says he’s “desperate” to add a striker to Kurt Zouma’s signing before the transfer window closes, but warned West Ham fans there’s a good chance no one will other does not arrive.

Clubs outside the Premier League’s top six have struggled in a market hampered by the pandemic this summer, meaning business has been slow for many. Add to the mix that Moyes is (with good reason) finicky in the transfer market, and deals become harder to find.

The Scotsman has Michail Antonio as his only senior striker with days before the window closes, and is keen to move for cover and competition. There was interest in Tammy Abraham before he sealed a move to AS Roma, but the fees involved were too great.
Moyes said: “I’m really desperate to sign a striker, but from what we can get and what has been offered to us – at the moment I don’t quite get it.
“It’s either the cost is too high or they’re not available. Hope we find someone but I certainly don’t have any guarantees, that’s for sure.
“There’s a very good chance we won’t get a center-forward, a very good chance we won’t.
“It’s a fact and I’ve been saying it from the start. The quality of the center-forward was necessary to enter. So there’s a good chance we won’t get any, but we could try to find a way to get more goals in the squad from other positions like, like get Said [Benrahma] to get us goals and we have [Jarrod] Bow to those goals, get the goals already.
“They’re not really number nine, so we can look to see if we can do that from other areas as well. “
Moyes has been consistent in the line that he won’t sign a player to catch the numbers or waste money like the club have done in the past, whether in deals like Jordan Hugill or Sebastien Haller.
Having successfully transformed Antonio and Marko Arnautovic from wide to center-forward during his time in east London, Moyes is also looking to Jarrod Bowen for help.
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