West Ham targeted Jesse Lingard, Duja Caleta-Car, and Nat Phillips during the recently closed transfer period, but failed to sign any as Lingard and Caleta-Car stayed with their current teams while Phillips signed to Bournemouth.
A disappointment, which leaves The Hammers with two options; wait until the summer or get free agents. The former could be rather risky since West Ham are short of needed substitutes when it matters, so they’ll probably go for a free transfer.
Regarding that, there are currently some great uncontracted names to consider, among them:
The 36-year old Frenchman striker’s contract with Saudi Professional League’s fourth-placed, Al-Hilal ended this season and he is free to move. Gomis. With 81 goals in 106 appearances for Al-Hilal, the former Galatasaray forward could prove useful for West Ham despite minimal experience in the EPL.
Despite his recent fall in form, the 33-year old Spaniard could bring the experience and proficiency West Ham need to fight for UCL spot. Moreover, Costa has enough EPL experience following his 3-year stay at Chelsea, and is free from his contract at Atletico Mineiro.
The Senegalese’ contract at Huddersfield town was unfruitful thanks to a training injury which exempted him from every game during his 3-month contract. Though he hasn’t scored a single club goal in almost three years, the 31-year old could relieve some of Moyes’ worries if signed.
The Ivorian hasn’t had much time in England, and could be overlooked. Though his recent form might not be exemplary, he could be lethal with aerial balls, and Moyes side need lethality in about every aspect now, so getting him for free would be a win.
Last with West Brom, the 32-year old has played in England almost all his life and definitely has what it takes to make a West Ham line-up. If not for anything else, then his experience and need to prove his abilities after some time out could make him a force to be reckoned with.