West Ham targeting new striker

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has revealed the Hammers are determined to bring in another new striker before the transfer window closes.

Last Updated: 22/07/13 at 17:06 Post Comment

David Sullivan: A new striker is the priority for West Ham co-owner

David Sullivan: A new striker is the priority for West Ham co-owner

Andy Carroll has arrived at Upton Park from Liverpool on a permanent deal this summer for a club-record transfer fee, but boss Sam Allardyce remains short of options up front.

Carlton Cole, Marouane Chamakh and Wellington are no longer at West Ham, while Carroll is nursing a foot injury that is likely to see him miss the start of the season.

Sullivan was asked by fans on Twitter whether Allardyce was looking to sign a new full-back or attempt to bring midfielder Scott Parker back to the club on loan from Tottenham.

However, the 64-year-old replied to both questions by stating that a new forward was essential.

"We need goal scorers not defenders," Sullivan said when questioned about defensive targets, before responding to the possibility of Parker making a return by saying: "We have to focus wages on strikers due to wage cap but would love Scott back if there was room."

When asked if there were other targets, Sullivan reiterated his stance by replying: "We are happy with the rest of the team. All we need now is pace and goals."

Sullivan also said loan moves for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and Raheem Sterling of Liverpool were unlikely and revealed the former was a target for West Ham some years ago.

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ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

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thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

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ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

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