Wednesday, December 11

Ten strikers West Ham might sign in January

Who can we sign in January? We're now being linked with the 34-year-old Diego Milito from Inter, but this would be a risk with his injury record. On the domestic front several strikers might be available. Here are a few possible targets:

JERMAIN DEFOE: Not a regular starter at Spurs, knows where the net is and claims to still love West Ham despite us calling him a 'Short Paul Ince'. Needs a move to get World Cup place.

NIKICA JELAVIC: Looked brilliant two seasons ago, but now out of the side at Everton. Top striker at Rangers too.

DEMBA BA: Not trusted by the Special One so might favour a loan move to get a game.

SHANE LONG: Silly money might tempt West Brom as they almost sold him in the summer. Brilliant goal against Villa will have added a few million to his price.

PETER CROUCH: Might welcome a return to London and fits Big Sam's height requirement, while also being skilful on the ground. Stoke would be unlikely to sell without a replacement though.

DIMITAR BERBATOV: Unhappy at Fulham. Fancy Dan but undoubted quality. Might fancy playing for a passionate crowd.

SHOLA AMEOBI: Underrated 32-year-old Newcastle striker out of contract in the summer. Could do a job as the big man up front. And Pards says he is clever enough to be Prime Minister.

NIKLAS BENDTNER: Despite comedy image does score regularly for Denmark and would benefit from first-team football. Has a point to prove as well as Paddy Power underpants.

JORDAN RHODES: Big scorer in the Championship and Blackburn have huge financial problems and need to cut the wage bill under the Fair play regulations so may be tempted.

DANNY INGS: Scoring for Burnley and if a flop would at least allow us to say 'Ings Can Only Get Better'.


Anonymous said...

Nope. It will be someone saved from the knackers yard who was brilliant 5 years ago but now struggles with regular injuries.

Pete May said...

I fear you're correct Anonymous. Though Jordan has just tweeted to suggest Matt Smith of Leeds who is 6ft 6 and Big Sam's dream striker…

Anonymous said...

Would like to see Rhodes or Defoe, but we'll proberbly get some dinosaur mercenar or Bendtner cos we love an Arsenal cast off

Anonymous said...

Kevin Phillips is still knocking around ;-)

Pete May said...

And i've just remembered Emanuel Adebayor. Think Phillips is a bit too young for us…