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West Ham United. A club with potentially a very bright future.

They are set to leave Upton Park for the Olympic Stadium, which will see their attendance double and their gate-money dramatically increase, meaning they can be a lot more competitive in the transfer market.

They don't have Sam Allardyce as their manager anymore, who did well initially to keep them in the league, but lacked any sign of ambition to take them further. They now have Slaven Bilic, a man who clearly wants to take them higher than ever before.

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West Ham have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool this season, and they have put themselves in a great position to get European football at the Olympic Stadium next season.

So now it's time for them to show some ambition in the transfer market as well, and somewhere they could improve is their striking department.

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CURRENT STRIKER OPTIONS

The likes of Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho aren't bad for a mid-table team, but with the club now looking at the next step, it's time to get a 15-20 goal-a-season striker.

The trio mentioned have just 11 goals between them, with Carroll netting three and the other two scoring four apiece. 

If Bilic wants to take West Ham even further, it's time to get a clinical finisher who will thrive with Dimitri Payet playing behind them.

TWO POSSIBLE OPTIONS?

Two possible options? Christian Benteke from Liverpool and Wilfried Bony from Manchester City.

Two strikers who have proven they can score goals in the Premier League, at Aston Villa and Swansea City respectively, but also two strikers that are currently struggling at their new clubs.

Benteke hasn't settled at Anfield at all, and Bony is clearly second-fiddle to Sergio Aguero.

Looking at the duo, Bony would be the more realistic option for West Ham and that's because he is a backup option, but also because Manuel Pellegrini is set to be replaced by Pep Guardiola.

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Pellegrini brought Bony to City and with Guardiola expected to make drastic changes, he could cut Bony from the squad altogether, making him available for transfer.

As for Benteke, he is keen on staying at Liverpool and fighting for his career despite Jurgen Klopp opting to use Roberto Firmino as a false number-nine rather than start the Belgian.

If West Ham could sign themselves a natural goalscorer and a clinical finisher, they could really go that one step further and even challenge the top-four.

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