West Ham United are said to be eyeing up a double raid of Real Madrid with attacking duo Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic both of interest.
The Spanish media outlet, Defensa Central, has claimed that the Hammers are keen on bringing in reinforcements up top in the January transfer window and have identified the Los Blancos pair as potential options.
Both men have the quality that the Irons could potentially benefit from as David Moyes’ side have struggled in the final third of the pitch at times.
Michail Antonio has been the star of the show for the London Stadium outfit for a while and he has continued his good form this season, having scored three goals in his six Premier League appearances to date (per WhoScored).
He currently leads the goal-scoring charts for the Irons alongside Jarrod Bowen, however, goals have been rather hard to come by. Bettors who believe either of the two to continue their fine scoring form this season to continue against Sheffield United could look to use places like meta.reviews to find the best offers being made by bookmakers to make the most of their feelings!
Jovic and Diaz could both change that as each of them have proven that they can score goals when given an opportunity to feature in the first-team regularly.
Before Jovic completed his big-money move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, the Serbia international managed to bag 36 goals in his 75 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt, with 25 of those having come in the Bundesliga.
His time in Spain has been nothing short of a disaster at the moment and that has not been helped by his performances for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit. In 32 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side, he has managed just two goals – hardly a great return considering he cost just over £52 million.
Diaz, though, could be put in the same boat as Jovic as he has hugely struggled for form since making his own return to the La Liga outfit.
Having been a hugely promising talent in his earlier playing days, he has managed just five goals in 27 appearances after a hugely successful spell with Olympique de Lyonnais in the 2017/18 campaign.
The Republic of Dominica international managed to hit 21 goals in his 48 appearances, thus showing that he has all the pedigree to find the back of the net on a regular basis when given the matchtime.
Indeed, should either or both of the Real Madrid outcasts arrive, what does that mean for Sebastien Haller?
The now-Ivory Coast international – who scored on his debut for his new country after switching allegiances – has only one goal to his name this season and appears to be a little out of favour under Moyes at the moment.
Considering that he came in a deal worth up to £45 million, he has been an expensive flop. On the other hand, if he and Jovic were to reunite, then they might just have a hugely effective strike-partnership as the pair were lethal during their time at Frankfurt. But, what does Moyes do with Antonio, then?