After a shaky start to the season, West Ham United currently sit 13th in the Premier League despite ploughing millions of pounds into the club in the summer transfer window.
The Hammers haven’t been shy of spending in recent years, and have suffered incredibly mixed fortunes in the transfer market.
Over the last 12 years, they’ve picked up successes from Carlos Tevez to Dimitri Payet. Over the same time period, they’ve seen torrid failures in the likes of Joe Hart, Enner Valencia, and more.
While investing in young players like Reece Oxford and Issa Diop, the Irons have also been guilty of paying over the odds for players who are arguably over the hill, for example Patrice Evra and Pablo Zabaleta.
Here are three players who could propel West Ham towards the European spots instead of languishing in the lower mid-table.
The Chelsea midfielder has been short of opportunities at the Bridge, but he’s snapped them up when they’ve been afforded to him.
RLC enjoyed a successful loan move with fellow London club Crystal Palace last year, and impressed for England at the 2018 World Cup.
A move across London for regular playing time isn’t out of the question.
Argentinian prodigy Barco has picked up plenty of suitors at the ripe age of 19 for his incredible dribbling prowess.
Two years with Independiente before a move to Atalanta earlier this year, a move to Europe may well appeal highly to this talented youngster.
Not only would he add to the squad, the winger is almost certain to have incredible resale value.
Son of the iconic George Weah, Timothy is already showcasing his talent with European giants Paris Saint Germain.
Though a move away from such a huge club seems unlikely, Eurosport reports that Weah is already angling for a loan move to help his development.
Weah is already an imposing presence even at 19 years of age, and building a relationship with PSG for further business would be an excellent market move.