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David Moyes is hoping West Ham's two-year search for a striker is close to an end as he searches for some back-up to Michail Antonio following his team's dip in form

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2022-01-22

David Moyes hopes to end a two-year search for a striker in the final week of the transfer window after their Champions League hopes received a blow with a late defeat at Manchester United.

Hammers owner David Sullivan is tasked with trying to bring in competition for Michail Antonio with the team's excellent season suffering a blip before the upcoming international break with consecutive losses.

'In a perfect world we would get someone but we have been trying for two years to add another striker,' revealed Moyes.

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David Moyes hopes a two-year search for a striker comes to a close before the window shuts

'We've put in a few offers for players but couldn't get them, or they were too expensive.

'It's trying to get players who can help us. We will continue to keep trying, we have a week or so to so, we will keep looking.

With West Ham riding high in the league and still involved in the Europa League, Moyes is confident targets would like to join a side featuring talented, team-orientated players such as Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice.

'I see it as a great opportunity to join West Ham. It's a club doing well and hopefully on the up.

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He said offers for a player had been turned down as they look for support for Michail Antonio

'We are a good team to watch, I see people wanting to come to West Ham and believe we could make one or two big signings but I can't promise. Everyone knows what we need.'

The Hammers go into the break reflecting on an excellent season so far but Moyes admits the manner of defeat at Old Trafford — losing to an injury-time winner from Marcus Rashford — is sore.

'I don't go into games to roll over and lose. I'm enjoying the job and we have definitely moved up a level or two in the last year but this result is hard to take.'

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The Hammers had been linked to Gabriel Barbosa but Moyes ruled that out earlier this month

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