By Nick Ware

8th Nov, 2021 | 5:10pm

Darren Gough: West Ham will make move to sign striker in January

Darren Gough is adamant West Ham will look to sign a new centre-forward in January despite their impressive start to the 2021/22 campaign.

The Irons are third in the Premier League table after 11 games following Sunday’s 3-2 win over Liverpool at the London Stadium.

David Moyes’ side are also top of their Europa League group and have secured safe passage into the quarter-finals of the League Cup after knocking out Manchester United and Manchester City.

Speaking via talkSPORT [08/11/21] on Monday afternoon, Gough suggests the Irons could even go on to win the Premier League, though they will look for reinforcements in the winter transfer window.

“Another player they’re probably going to get in January I would say, without a doubt, they’re going to try and get another striker in January,” Gough said.

“100% because they’re in it, there’s no doubt they’re in it [Premier League title race], they’re three points behind Chelsea.”

Antonio alternative

Michail Antonio remains the only recognised centre-forward option at West Ham, and there are persistent fears that his injury issues may resurface.

So far, the 31-year-old has avoided the hamstring woes that have blighted his Irons career, and he has struck seven times this season.

However, while still performing to a high level, the Jamaica international has only scored once in his last seven games.

West Ham are still getting goals from elsewhere, with Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma adding to an Alisson Becker own-goal on Sunday.

However, if Antonio continues to blank in front of goal, or he ends up on the sidelines for a significant period of time, then the Irons will surely be in the hunt for a new centre-forward.

In other West Ham news, Jurgen Klopp has poured praise on this Irons star amid heavy transfer links to Liverpool.

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