It is no secret that West Ham United are looking for a world-class striker in the summer to spearhead their attack next season. A striker who can plunder at least 15 goals in all competitions would really benefit the team and if they had one such striker last season, they could have certainly done much better. However, for the third time, they have seen their approach for a striker rejected by his current club. It was confirmed yesterday that AC Milan have rejected a £15m bid for Carlos Bacca from West Ham United.
After failed bids for Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, West Ham United turned their attentions to AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca. Now we have to wait and see how West Ham reacts to the bid getting rejected by AC Milan. However, these three strikers are not on the radar of West Ham only. They have been linked with moves for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, Manchester City striker Wilfred Bony and Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi as well.
From how West Ham have been acting in the transfer market so far, we might see them making a bid for either of the three targets for whom they have not approached so far or a new centre-forward. But is this the way they can crack the code of the transfer market? The answer is, of course, NO. It would be smart from Bilic if he turns his attention to one target rather than making offers for too many players at the same time.
No club wants to part ways with their star players and it might take several bids to land a player. West Ham have to realize this and should focus on one player at a time. They cannot look at too many options at the same time which might lead them to lose their every single target.
All the strikers West Ham United are linked with are very much different in playing style and West Ham have to recognise who would be the best possible signing and do everything in their powers to get him. Every player has a price and Bilic has to show that he is a master of the negotiation game.
West Ham could have done much better this season if they had a clinical and consistent forward up front. Neither of Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia, and Diafra Sakho have shown a good run of form on a consistent basis. The trio has been quite susceptible to injuries as well. With the creativity of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini behind the striker, West Ham should demand more from their front Man. West Ham have to find out who will suit their team most and break the bank for him.