By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

29th Aug, 2021 | 9:45pm

Frank McAvennie wants one more West Ham signing

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Frank McAvennie believes West Ham will be well-stocked for the season if they can sign a striker before transfer deadline day on Tuesday.

Up until Saturday evening, the only new signing the Irons had made for the senior team was goalkeeper Alphonse Areola who arrived on a season-long loan from PSG.

But Kurt Zouma has finally been confirmed as a West Ham player, and now McAvennie wants a new striker.

Speaking to West Ham Zone before Zouma was announced, ex-Irons attacker McAvennie said: “I would be happy with a centre-half and a centre-forward, that would do me going forward if we can get those two players.

“Then we’ll be covered for most places.”

Options for Europa

There is nothing wrong with West Ham’s starting XI – last season showed it is up there among with best in the Premier League.

However, one benefit the Irons had over the competitors was that they had no European commitments while they failed to make any real progress in the domestic cup competitions.

As such, their players were fit and firing for the most part, with the exception of Michail Antonio who missed his customary eight-plus games.

That was the real worry – who can fill his shoes if he is sidelined at any point this season, especially with the Europa League group stage starting next month?

Jarrod Bowen did an admirable job covering at centre-forward but he is not a natural there and is much more at home on the right-hand side.

Therefore, whether David Moyes can bring a new forward in before the deadline on Tuesday could go a long way to determining how successful their season ends up being.

In other West Ham news, David Moyes is set for player talks over a £15m+ move for this attacker.

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