Wednesday, January 9

What do West Ham need from the window?

West Ham have had a good start to the transfer window by signing Samir Nasri on a free, who should give the side some flair if Anderson isn't firing. So what else do the Hammers need? Much will depend on who is available, with players overpriced at this time of year. Left back is still a problem — Masuaku and Cresswell are decent going forward but struggle defensively. We also need a long-term replacement for the admirable Zabaleta and I would have thought a loan deal for Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne might have been an option before Bournemouth nabbed him. WHU are also short in central midfield if anything happens to Rice, Noble or Obiang, which is why Pellegrini is said to be after former Cardiff player Gary Medel. While there are rumours Perez could be going back to Spain, which might make another move for a striker a possibility. Rumours of swapping Carroll for Jonjo Shelvey appear unlikely, though you never know. It should be an interesting month.


matt said...

I think we should be more worried about the Chinese team bid for Arnie, and Man City and others looking at Rice. This window will be a real test of the Board's ambitions.

Pete May said...

Yep, we're not under any pressure to sell and need to keep hold of both. Can't see Arnie would want to go to China football-wise, though his brother/agent might fancy the money. At least we have Rice under contract now.