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Reporter close to owners makes unbelievable West Ham striker signing claim

A reporter close to the owners has made an unbelievable West Ham January striker signing claim and David Moyes must bite their hands off.

Goals win games and it has always been thus in football. So it is no surprise West Ham are struggling to win matches in the Premier League this season because they just don’t score enough of them.

West Ham have managed just 15 goals in 18 Premier League games this season, one of the worst records in the top flight.

If the Hammers continue that kind of wretched profligacy, it will lead to only one thing – a season-long battle to avoid relegation.

With West Ham sitting 17th – outside the relegation zone only by virtue of goal difference – and facing six-pointers against Wolves and Everton, two of the three clubs below them presently, the heat is very much on.

The board know it, the fans know it and Moyes is also well aware as speculation abounds about his future.

Signing a striker while they have the chance in the January window is surely a must for West Ham.

West Ham have been linked with several strikers since including Youssef En-Nesyri and Terem Moffi.

Now the reporter close to the owners has made an unbelievable West Ham January striker signing claim and Moyes must bite their hands off.

Southon claims West Ham’s owners have once again made it clear to the manager he can have money for a striker but as things stand Moyes is resisting.

“West Ham boss David Moyes is still in a position to buy a striker should he decide to move for one…” Southon claims on Claret and Hugh.

“The Hammers have told the manager money is available but so far he has made it clear that he is not ready to make any moves for a front man…

“When we asked if a striker was on the cards as a possible signing in this window a key Claret and Hugh source said: “(Only) if right one was available, but very few are”.”

Message to Moyes – if West Ham’s owners are offering to buy you a striker then you should be biting their hands off!

Moyes made the same mistake not signing a striker in the last January window and it ended up potentially costing West Ham the Europa League and a place in the Champions League.

Michail Antonio is a spent force and turns 33 in two months – and 34 next season. And Gianluca Scamacca needs help and someone to share the load.

It is admirable that Moyes does not want to waste money willy-nilly. But the manager must stop procrastinating, he is dicing with disaster here and needs to wake up to how serious his and the club’s situation is.