Danny Murphy has told David Moyes and West Ham how they ‘missed a trick’ by failing to sign a striker in January – a move which is now harming the Irons in their top-four hunt.Michail Antonio remains West Ham’s only out-and-out striker. Andriy Yarmolenko and Jarrod Bowen have both been deployed there in recent months, performing well too, but they prefer to operate out wide.
West Ham did attempt to rectify the problem during the winter transfer window. According to the Evening Standard, they submitted a club-record bid worth £60million for Benfica’s Darwin Nunez.
It was pushed back as the Portuguese side had no intention of selling partway through a season. They are benefitting from the decision as Nunez hit the winner in their Champions League last-16 second leg against Ajax.
West Ham continue to monitor strikers across Europe, including Nantes’ Ludovic Blas, ahead of the summer. However, Murphy …