Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed West Ham United manager David Moyes “will be very worried” the club sold Sebastien Haller without a replacement lined up.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League striker suggested Bournemouth striker Joshua King would be “perfect” for the Hammers.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week Moyes has decided against a move for the King and has turned his attention to other targets to replace Haller.
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The Ivory Coast international moved to Dutch giants Ajax last Friday for a £20million fee just 18 months after the Hammers paid a club-record £45million fee for him to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Moyes admitted after the deal was completed the club was “not really” ready to replace the 26-year-old as they had no plans to sell him.
It leaves Michail Antonio, who has only just returned from an injury, as the Scot’s only recognised senior striker.
Asked by Football Insider whether it was worrying the club were left with just Antonio as their only forward option, Agbonlahor said: “I think it’s definitely worrying and I think David Moyes will be very worried.
“He probably couldn’t turn down the deal but maybe they haven’t got one in place to replace him.
“So I’m sure they’ll be trying this window to bring in someone who can do a job for them until the end of the season at least.
“I think Josh King would’ve been perfect for me.”
Haller scored three times in 16 Premier League appearances this season including a stunning overhead kick against Crystal Palace.
In total, he found the net on 10 occasions in 48 league games for the Hammers, including 34 starts.
In other news, Football Insider can reveal a six-figure fee would see the deal for a West Ham United defender deal after early talks held.