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West Ham are playing with fire by not signing striker

West Ham United started the season on a good note by dominating Newcastle United last weekend.

The aim for David Moyes’ side this season will be to embark on a deep run in the Europa League while also pushing for yet another strong finish in the top six.

As things stand, Michail Antonio is the only recognised striker in the Hammers team. Sebastien Haller left the club in January to join Ajax and has yet to be replaced.

With the transfer deadline now fast approaching, it is starting to look unlikely that the club will bring in a new striker.

It now looks like they will focus on trying to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.

Lingard had a strong loan spell with the club in the second half of last season and it will be mutually beneficial for both club and player for the two to reunite at the London Stadium.

However, it also remains uncertain as to whether Lingard will return to West Ham.

By not signing a new striker, West Ham are playing with fire.

While Antonio is good enough to continue playing for the first team regularly, his injury issues are a concern.

Jarrod Bowen may be used as a makeshift striker at times, but this is not ideal for a club with West Ham’s ambitions.

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