With none of West Ham United’s strikers having broke into double figures in the Premier League in 2015/16, manager Slaven Bilic has been working hard to bolster his attacking options at the Olympic Stadium in a bid to bring the goals back into his side.
Thus far he has focused his attentions on the flanks, bringing in Valencia’s Sofiane Feghouli and Swansea City’s Andre Ayew, before signing his first recognised centre-forward of the summer in the shape of Argentine forward Jonathan Calleri on loan from Deportivo Maldonado of Uruguay.
Bilic however has attempted to bring in a marquee signing to bolster his forward line, however they failed in their bid to land one of their targets who would fit the bill in Alexandre Lacazette, after his club Olympique Lyonnais turned down a £32million bid from the Hammers.
The Ligue 1 club have firmly dug in their heels over the future of their star-man, having also rebuffed further interest in the player from Arsenal. The club has also suffered further disappointment in their pursuit of another big name, Colombian forward Carlos Bacca, who has opted to stay in Italy with AC Milan.
With Lacazette and Bacca now off Bilic’s radar at West Ham, the club now turns its attentions to other targets. Here, The Boot Room looks into three potential alternatives who would be ideal signings for the Irons to reinforce their options up front and aim to push on in the Premier League and excel in Europe this season. But who would be a perfect alternative for the Hammers’ goal-shy front-line?