Andy Carroll’s run with injuries, coupled with his falling out with the West Ham fans has left the striker in a dark place at the club. He has been unable to rediscover his old form of Newcastle United and the striker has struggled this season. He has played nine games for the Hammers and has failed to score even once.

These are the possible replacements for Andy Carroll should the Hammers decide to part ways with the failing striker.

Cedric Bakambu

The 26-year-old has scored a decent 42 goals and set up 6 assists in his 98 outings for Villareal. He is enjoying a stellar 2017-18 season for the Spanish outfit and has scored 9 goals in 14 appearances. It is the current hot form that has caused West Ham to reignite their interest in the Congolese international.

West Ham have several problems of their own. They recently sacked Bilic after a disastrous start to the new season. The Hammers brought in impressive attacking enforcers in Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez but have not been able to get their game going and after bagging a meagre 11 goals in 12 games, the Hammers sit 18th with a feeble 9 points on the table.

A news striker like Bakambu with pace and strength in place of Carroll to lead the line might just bring back the scoring days for the Hammers.

Richmond Boakye

Red Star Belgrade has their goal scoring man rated at £10m. Boakye has been in blistering form this season for Red Star Belgrade scoring 10 goals in 16 matches. He has the strong build of centre-forward and can operate on either wing as needed by the team.

The 24-year old has now found his goalscoring boots again at Red Star Belgrade and has scored 25 goals in 35 games in his time at the club.

If he can carry even half his goalscoring form into West HamUnited, he can certainly save the Hammers from relegation this season.

Stevan Jovetic

A career that began with great promise has gotten lost somewhere. Jovetic continued to flourish in his early days at Fiorentina but his move to Manchester City saw the striker’s demotion to the bench for the first time in his career. It affected the player’s morale and confidence. His City career never really took off and he ended his time there with 11 goals and 6 assists in 44 games. He secured a transfer to French champions Monaco this summer.

However, his time at Monaco has not gone smoothly either with Jovetic frustrated at being reduced to a bench role in the club, despite them losing Kylian Mbappe this season. He has just played 6 games for the French outfit and come away with a single goal in that time. It will provide a club like West Ham United with an ideal opportunity to snap up the frustrated striker. A low-key move might just be the late boost if Jovetic needs to kickstart his stagnated career.

Diptanil used to be a columnist of The 4th Official. Knows German and not afraid to use it on you.