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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.
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.
Marko Arnautovic has arrived in China. pic.twitter.com/j2OiYouNzT
- FOOTBALL FANS STUFF (@FFS_Transfer) July 10, 2019
Twitter user Chris Deeley rightly points out that the season starts next month, something that has certainly panicked a number of fans.
Oh, this list goes on...
The fact that Andy Carroll tops our all time goalscoring list since 2010 says it all. How embarrassing and he wasnt hardly ever fit........
- Lee Jolly (@leethept1) July 9, 2019
Amazing stats @davidgold come on mate , we need to do better when we but strikers , apart from that I'm happy with the way things have gone but we need to address this striker issue ⚒
- ⚒Don Raphael⚒ (@Reeko007) July 9, 2019
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.
Here's one I made earlier (but had to make a few changes to). pic.twitter.com/GxAcEDfETq
- GoalScorer Challenge (@GoalscorerC) July 9, 2019
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.