By Alex Beard

21st Jan, 2020 | 6:47pm

Mills urges West Ham to do deal for World Cup winner

Given their struggles in the final third so far this season, it would be a surprise if West Ham United emerged from this month without a new attacking recruit.

Club record signing Sebastien Haller has struggled to get going and deliver the form he showed at his former club.

So a new signing at the sharp end of the pitch could be just what the doctor ordered for David Moyes and his side.

Former England international Danny Mills is evidently of the opinion that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is the man for the Hammers.

“Giroud is a fabulous player and West Ham are on the brink of a little bit of trouble, and Giroud who can hold the ball up, his out and out quality, if you can get him…if he wants to come to West Ham, this move all depends on what Giroud wants,” he told Football Insider.

“Where does he want to go? That’s what it’s all about. There will be plenty of suitors lining up to take him.

“Chelsea may be willing to do a deal regarding the loan fee or the player’s wages etc, but this is down to Giroud.

“Does he want to go to West Ham and play week-in-week-out, in a struggling side? Or does he wait and go to Inter Milan? Again, is he going to play every week? That may depend on other moves.”

Is Mills right, here?

Well, Giroud is a talented player and could do a good job down the stretch for the Hammers. However, he’s a little too much of a like-for-like with Haller.

So if you sign Giroud you’re basically moving Haller to the bench, because they’re too similar to play up front together.

Perhaps Moyes is planning to do just that, but it would be a bit harsh on Haller. Surely it would be better to find a Luka Jovic-esque guy to play off him, no?

In other West Ham news, the club have been linked with a potential swoop for a former Premier League midfielder.