West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could potentially make a move for Real Madrid's young starlet Jese Rodriguez in January.
It's no secret the east-London club are currently lacking options up top, with new £15million signing Andy Carroll yet to make an appearance since joining the club permanently.
West Ham have also been forced to re-sign former striker Carlton Cole on a short term deal to make up the numbers. After a summer of heavy investment, recruiting Carroll, Stewart Downing and Razvan Rat, Allardyce will be looking for a cheap, short term option.
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers boss is looking for strikers after only scoring nine goals in 11 Premier League fixtures this season.
Rodriguez would be the ideal candidate for the role, having already proven to be a goalscorer after breaking the record of most goals in a season by a Real Madrid B player, scoring 22 last season.
The Spaniard also has a collection of youth international accolades, among them is the top goalscorer award for the 2012 UEFA U19 Championship for Spain, accompanied with a winners medal from the tournament.
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