West Ham United should consider moving for Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny in January, and admit that their Carlos Sanchez move was a failure.
Elneny has become something of a forgotten man at the Emirates Stadium in recent times.
The Egyptian international initially impressed at the club following his move from FC Basel in 2016, but has become a peripheral figure under new manager Unai Emery.
Elneny hasn’t played a single minute in the Premier League this season. The four appearances that he has made have come in cup competitions (three in the Europa League, one in the Carabao Cup).
As reported by The Sun, Emery wants to cash in on Elneny in January and is hoping to fetch around £15 million for the midfielder signed by Arsene Wenger.
There are whispers that Leicester City might be interested in him, but West Ham should consider throwing their hat into the mix.
Elneny an ideal replacement for Sanchez
Elneny hasn’t featured much for the Gunners of late, but he remains a very tidy midfielder.
He has shown that he has the ability to control the tempo of games from holding midfield.
He is a good passer of the ball and is firm in the tackle.
West Ham signed Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina in the summer, but the Colombian suffered a knee injury against Macclesfield Town back in September.
He is a long term absentee and at 32 years of age, one wonders if there’s a way back for him.
Eyebrows were raised when West Ham went ahead and signed him. With Elneny now on the market, perhaps Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos should admit the move for Sanchez was a failure and swoop for the younger Egyptian, who’ll be itching to play and would certainly be an upgrade.