AC Milan striker may yet solve West Ham’s striker woes in January deal
West Ham may have a number of issues to deal with right now, but while most concern the defensive side of Slaven Bilic’s team, things aren’t so hot on the striker front. That could all change though with reports AC Milan are now ready to sell Carlos Bacca.
The Hammers’ registered strikers have totalled one Premier League goal between them this season, and summer signing Simone Zaza has failed to impress.
Indeed, Zaza was only signed by the east Londoners after a deal for Bacca fell through.
But now it seems the San Siro outfit are ready to cash in on their disgruntled striker.
It’s believed AC could land as much as £25m for the Colombian, enough for them to splash out on their own purchases during January’s window.
Signing the 30-year-old would be sizeable boost to the Hammers, who face continued reports that Dimitri Payet could leave the club unless they improve their Premier League fortunes.
But a Payet-Bacca combination is certainly one to get the West Ham faithful excited.
The former Club Brugge striker fired in 18 goals in 36 Serie A appearances last term, following 34 strikes in 72 La Liga games for Sevilla.
There’s no doubting his quality and it’s Bacca’s eye for goal which has also drawn attention from PSG and Valencia.
But before January’s window opens, Bilic will be hoping his side can find an upswing in form.
West Ham head to Manchester United this week, hoping to bag a place in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
The bookies make Bilic’s men 6/1 to win in 90 minutes at Old Trafford.
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