West Ham two-man January signing plan revealed - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

28th Nov, 2023 | 4:00pm

Sources: West Ham two-man January signing plan revealed

West Ham want a left-back and striker in the January transfer window, sources have told Football Insider.

The Irons are keen to bolster their striker options after allowing Gianluca Scamacca to leave without a replacement in the summer window.

David Moyes’ side could boost their transfer budget with the sale of Said Benrahma – whose role has been reduced since the arrival of Mohammed Kudus in the summer.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (27 November) that West Ham could consider parting with Benrahma in January amid reported interest from the Saudi Pro League.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Moyes’ side will consider cashing in on the Algeria international if a “big” offer arrives in January.

It is believed a striker is the priority for West Ham in January after goalscoring woes for Michail Antonio so far in the 2023-24 campaign.

The Jamaica international, who is currently out with a knee injury, is without a goal since August.

Danny Ings, who joined the club in January, has played 13 games this term in a backup role but is yet to score a goal in the 2023-24 campaign.

A left-back is also on the agenda for Moyes after failing to land one in the summer window.

Ex-Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri has made 17 appearances across all competitions this season as the first-choice left-back, while Aaron Cresswell is also on the books at the London Stadium.

West Ham sit ninth in the Premier League following their 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday (25 November).

The Irons are next in action against Backa Topola in the Europa League on Thursday (30 November) with the chance to qualify for the knockout stages.

In other news, West Ham striker target could cost £40million.