West Ham United ought to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain youngster Christopher Nkunku this month.
The Hammers are a little short in midfield, with Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez both long-term injury absences.
At the moment Manuel Pellegrini only has Declan Rice and Mark Noble to call on, with Robert Snodgrass able to fill in on occasion.
Inter Live reported on Thursday that the Irons are interested in signing Roberto Gagliardini from Internazionale. Their report claims Everton are also interested, with one of the English side having already tabled a £22 million offer.
If that club is Everton, then West Ham should consider taking a look at Nkunku, who could be set to leave PSG.
It was reported on Friday by Gianluca Di Marzio that PSG have tabled a £31 million offer for Chelsea target Leandro Paredes.
There are also rumours that the French champions are set to win the race for the highly rated Frenkie de Jong.
Nkunku’s agent has been quoted (GFFN) as telling Le Parisien that his client is ‘open’ to leaving in order to continue his promising development.
Is he any good?
Nkunku has certainly caught the eye this season in Ligue 1.
Despite being surrounded by more seasoned stars, he’s made 18 appearances in all competitions for the club. In Ligue 1 he’s featured 13 times and recorded an average pass completion rate of 91.2%.
Nkunku, who has previously been likened to fellow countryman Blaise Matuidi, is an energetic, box-to-box type midfielder. He is quite unlike any of West Ham’s current options – certainly his mobility would be nice to have given Rice and Noble are not blessed with pace.