David Moyes will almost definitely be busy in the transfer market this summer as he looks to bring in a new striker at West Ham.
The Hammers boss is yet to spend his transfer kitty after selling Sebastian Haller to Ajax in January. There have been links to several names, both in England and from all across Europe.
What we need is someone who can hold up the play and be clinical when given the chance. As well as this, we want someone who knows what it means to play for West Ham and will always give us 110%.
One former striker who fits this bill is Bobby Zamora. He earned himself cult-hero status in east London for a string of important goals and big performances. West Ham Zone have decided to look back on his top three goals for the Hammers.
Arsenal 2-3 West Ham – 01.02.06
West Ham were the last team to ever take three Premier League points away from Highbury, largely down to Zamora.
He put the Hammers 2-0 up after just 32 minutes gone. Paul Konchesky played a ball over the top, Zamora controlled it on his chest and held off Sol Campbell. The England defender actually ended up on the floor.
Composed as ever, Zamora took a touch, looked up, and beautifully curled an effort past Jens Lehmann in the Arsenal goal. A classy finish from a classy forward.
Arsenal 0-1 West Ham – 07.04.07
Arsenal simply couldn’t beat us around this time. As history states, we were the last side to win at Highbury and the first to win at the Emirates. Again, it’s largely down to Zamora.
In truth, Arsenal were all over us on the day. Rob Green took all the plaudits, and rightly so, he made some world-class saves. The skipper, Lucas Neil, played a lofted ball that beat the Gunners offside trap. Zamora latched on and lobbed Lehmann from 20 yards for 1-0.
It was enough to take home a crucial three points for us. We were really under the cosh at this point, battling relegation. This win didn’t take us out of the bottom three, but two away from safety. It spurred us on to complete the greatest of escapes that season.
West Ham v Preston North End – 30.05.05
The Hammers reached their second play-off final in as many seasons, this time taking on Preston. We’d suffered heartbreak 12 months before, a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace was touch to take.
But Zamora didn’t let that happen again. He picked up possession in the centre of the park, sweeping it out to Matty Etherington on the left flank. The winger got his head up and returned the ball to Zamora in the box.
He volleyed home for 1-0 after 57 minutes, and it was enough to see us promoted. Zamora was also given the Man of the Match award in front of 70,000 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
In other West Ham news, we predict David Moyes to make this huge change to the XI on Monday to face Wolves.