West Ham could do with some extra firepower in attack for the second half of the season and it may be wise to bring in a centre-forward in the January transfer window.
The Hammers fans are waiting to hear about Marko Arnautovic’s potential exit amid heavy speculation, with the Sun reporting he could seal a £35million-plus switch to China by the end of the week.
There is going to be a huge void to fill at the London Stadium in terms of goals and that is why Manuel Pellegrini’s side should turn attention to the Belgian top flight.
According to the Daily Mail, Cardiff City have prospered a £13million offer for Genk striker Mbwana Samatta
It is understood that Schalke were poised to land the 26-year-old, but the Premier League club have swooped in.
West Ham should now join the hunt for the Tanzania internatonal, who has been a goal machine so far this campaign.
Samatta has made 31 appearances across all competitions this season for Genk, scoring an eye-catching 24 goals in return.
The pacy centre-forward has netted 15 times in the Belgian top flight, while he’s shown his quality in the Europa League too.
He’s proven that he can be clinical in front of goal and bringing in a natural finisher to replace Arnautovic at West Ham would make sense.