Marko Arnautovic has been exceptional for West Ham once more this season, but behind the Austrian, Manuel Pellegrini’s striking depth is lacking somewhat.

Javier Hernandez has struggled with illness so far this season, and has not made much of an impact at the London Stadium anyway.

Lucas Perez has not had the gametime so has clearly not impressed Manuel Pellegrini enough; Michail Antonio has been used as a backup.

So, according to the Sunday People, Sunday 14 October Page 51, the club are in the hunt for a frontman…

What’s the story, then?

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The report claims that the Hammers are part of a host of clubs interested in the signing of Alex Marshall.

The 20-year-old is a striker who is currently turning out for Cavalier in the Jamaican league, where he is tearing it up.

He has eight goals already this season, and that has not gone unnoticed by other clubs in English football.

West Ham’s London rivals Spurs, as well as Aston Villa, Leicester City and Liverpool are all interested and keeping an eye on his progress.

Would it be a good move?

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Of course taking a punt on Marshall coming from the Jamaican league would represent a risk.

But West Ham need alternatives up front; it can’t get to the situation where Antonio is being used as a makeshift option.

With Xande Silva in the background and Grady Diangana coming through the ranks, there are options. But beating Spurs to a top talent is always going to be exciting.