West Ham United are reportedy one of the teams interested in making a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
According to Le10 Sport, the Hammers are in the race to sign the Senegal international, along with Wolves, Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
Gueye has only been with PSG for a year, but Le10 Sport claim the 30-year-old could potentially be offloaded by the French giants.
West Ham are yet to do any business in this transfer window.
Fans are beginning to get restless, and the performance and result against Newcastle United only increased the agitation.
The Hammers need someone in, and it needs to be someone who the fans are going to love.
Gueye – who cost PSG a reported £30 million from Everton (BBC Sport) – can be that player, and he can also be the kind of midfield enforcer the team has lacked since the days of former fan favourite Alex Song.
TBR’s View – Fans enjoyed Song and would love Gueye even more
Song spent the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons on loan with West Ham from Barcelona, and went down a real hit with the fans.
His tenacious style and ball-winning ability saw him become a popular figure, and those are two things very much associated with Gueye.
Right now West Ham are crying out for someone with energy and mobility in the engine room, and someone who can spot an interception.
Song could do it, and Gueye could become almost the second coming of the Cameroonian dynamo if the club pulled off a transfer.