With the transfer window closing in around 24 hours, the search for last minute buys is well and truly on. With an injury list that seems endless, West Ham’s search for at least one player could go well into the late hours of deadline day.
Here’s a look at two players they could get before the 11pm deadline.
The Manchester City striker has fallen out of favour under new coach Pep Guardiola, and has been told that he is not in the club’s plans going forward. He would be eager to move to a new club, and West Ham could use a striker, with injuries ruling out many of their attackers.
Having recently purchased Zaza, the Hammers search for a striker isn’t as vital as it once was, but getting a striker with Premier League pedigree; at least on a loan deal, could work out well for all parties. This deal could become more possible, if West Ham loan out one of their current forwards, such as Enner Valencia, who reportedly is in talks with Swansea.
The striker has a good record when he plays, scoring 25 league goals in 43 appearances for Swansea, and boasted a similar ratio of six in 15 for Manchester City under Pellegrini. There is no denying that he finds the back of the net when played regularly, and he would receive the right type of service playing in front of Dimitri Payet, Andre Ayew, Michael Antonio, Mark Noble or Cheikhou Kouyate.
Depending on what you read, Wilshere is the favourite to move to West Ham on loan in some outlets. For many, it seems an unlikely move however, with the Hammers more interested in attacking players.
That said, Wilshere could fit in seamlessly as he wouldn’t have to relocate, and he would offer a good creative option if he was to play as a midfielder alongside Mark Noble. It could work out well for both parties, with Wilshere returning to fitness, and West Ham getting a potentially exciting player for a year.
The 24-year-old has only made 80 league appearances for Arsenal since 2008, and 13 for Bolton during the 2009/10 season, and so any deal on an injury-plagued player could be risky for a team that has an unfortunate injury record this season already.
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