West Ham United are actively searching for a new striker to bolster their squad in the upcoming January transfer window.
West Ham technical director Tim Steidten is leading the charge, and Adam Hlozek is the latest addition to their list of potential targets.
The Hammers remain competitive in European contention and the Europa League despite a recent loss to Aston Villa. West Ham have seen significant squad improvements, aided by the sale of Declan Rice to Arsenal. However, their Achilles’ heel appears to be the centre-forward position.
In addition to the Czech Republic international, West Ham United have been considering other options such as Hugo Ekitike and Vangelis Pavlidis. Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy is also on their radar. While Hlozek hasn’t had the best season at Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham might explore a loan move with an option to test his potential.
The 21-year-old forward has a long-term contract with Leverkusen, and his value may not be substantial at the moment. However, there are concerns about whether Hlozek can provide the goals West Ham needs. Michail Antonio has been the primary goal scorer, while Danny Ings is yet to find the net this season.
West Ham’s pursuit of a new striker will be a key storyline to watch as the January transfer window approaches.