West Ham Have Signed 38 Strikers Since 2010 And They've Only Scored 203 Goals In 957 Games

Since David Gold and David Sullivan completed the takeover of West Ham United in January 2010, the club have signed an incredible 38 strikers. THIRTY-EIGHT.

In that nine year period, The Hammers have brought in some relatively big names.

Andy Carroll, Demba Ba and Mauro Zarate spring to mind but ultimately they have failed to discover a prolific goalscorer in the transfer window.

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll

In the 957 games played these 38 forwards have only scored 203 goals in total - a clear indication that the club need to splash the cash this summer, right?

Unfortunately for West Ham fans the club are facing a real crisis in the current transfer window.

In terms of fire power up front, Marko Arnautovic has recently left the club to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, while Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll have also departed.

That leaves them with just two strikers in the current squad - Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill.

Twitter user Chris Deeley rightly points out that the season starts next month, something that has certainly panicked a number of fans.

Image: 90min
Image: 90min

Oh, this list goes on...

Image: 90min
Image: 90min

The fact that Tony Cottee was the last player to score 20 goals in a league season for the club back in 1987 says it all.

Who do West Ham need to target in the transfer market to help them achieve a respectable position in the Premier League next season?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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