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Who are Sebastian Haller’s possible replacements for West Ham?

After a disappointing spell at [team 1], [player 25499] has left the hammers for [team 629] in the [league 72]. He was brought to West Ham by the previous manager [coach 523898] after Haller’s brilliant few seasons in the [league 82] with [team 366].

Not only under [coach 455355] but also under Pellegrini, Haller was never consistent. Everyone in spells observed his skills and talent, but he couldn’t do it on a consistent basis. With Moyes coming in, [player 1922] started more games at center-forward, and Haller was consistently on the bench. Antonio’s performances since Moyes’s arrival have been strong and effective as well as consistent. Now with Haller leaving the club, West Ham will have to look in the market for a replacement. Not only as a cover for Antonio but also to provide some competition in that position. West Ham are linked with Giroud, Milik, Deeney, [player 1651], and even a few surprises like [player 1366] and [player 161284].

Moyes likes strikers who can hold the ball up and bring others into the game. The striker should be aerially dominant as well as a fine finisher. With these specifics, let’s look at the possible strikers that West Ham could sign in January.

Olivier Giroud

Not the most long term player but surely an excellent fix for the next few years. [player 798] is one of the most underrated strikers of his generation due to his lack of goals. However, with his ability to bring others into the game, along with his vision and movement, he is one of the best at the job. His aerial ability is another aspect of his game, where he is simply world-class.

His significance in the french world cup winning side was massive. He was picked continuously by [coach 474616] despite not scoring a single goal throughout the tournament. Giroud’s movement was vital in bringing the best out of the players like [player 96611], [player 1992], and [player 185658].

Giroud has struggled for game time under [coach 95], but he has scored goals and has looked fit and sharp whenever called upon. Last season, he scored 8 goals in 18 [league 8] appearances and recorded 125 minutes per goal. This season, he has netted 3 goals in 9 appearances; however, only 4 out of those 9 appearances have come in starts for the 34-year-old. As a result, this campaign, he has averaged one Premier League goal per 120 minutes. Giroud has also scored an outstanding 5 goals in 4 appearances in which he started just a single game.

He is the type of player and character that Moyes would love to have in the dressing room. The world cup winner himself would also like to join them with the fact that he is going to play alongside creative players such as [player 96426], [player 1592], [player 186815], and [player 1452].

Arkadiusz Milik

According to The Sun, West Ham have bid £6.3million for [player 25355]. Italian journalist Ciro Venerato mentioned that the current [team 597] player could sign for West Ham if the hammers improve the offer.

Milik is another striker that Moyes would like to have due to his the Polish international’s strong aerial ability as well as a consistent goal scoring record for club and country. He also possesses the hold up that enables other players to join the attack. Despite his not so quick speed, he is still effective due to the timing of his movements.

He is also at the right age to be West Ham United’s striker for the upcoming years. In 26 [league 384] appearances, he scored 11 goals. The 26-year-old also won over 50% of aerial duels. Milik does lack the Premier League experience, which might play a role in Moyes’s thinking. Still, the Polish striker has got the skillset to be a good fit for the hammers.

Troy Deeney

“Mr. Watford,” [player 1250] could be another striker who can do a solid job for Moyes in the Premier League. Not the most talented striker, but Deeney’s leadership, physicality, and work rate are the key reasons behind his successful Premier League career. Deeney has proved himself a prominent top-flight center forward on multiple occasions and won’t be a bad choice for the hammers. Despite playing for a side that was eventually relegated, Deeney still scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for [team 25] in the 2019/20 season.

Some other Premier League clubs are also monitoring his situation. [team 27] and [team 20] have been following the 32-year-old for a long time now as well as [team 21] and [team 6]. A few [team 779] sides could also be his potential destination.

Maybe not as good as Giroud and Milik, but for a short-term fix, his qualities are worthy for any Premier League side.

With French striker joining Ajax, West Ham are in the market for a striker that suits Moyes’s style of play

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