Paul Robinson urged West Ham to swoop for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama as he can address a clear issue at the Hammers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs keeper pointed out that the Hammers don’t have much cover for Mark Noble or Declan Rice so Wanyama would be a good signing.
Football Insider recently revealed that Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos are long-term admirers of the Kenya international but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to conduct business with the club.
Robinson admitted if the Hammers are in the market for a new holding midfielder than they need to swoop for Wanyama as he fits the bill due to having a great engine.
When asked if the Hammers should try to change Levy’s mind and get Wanyama in January, Robinson told Football Insider: “If that’s the type of player they’re looking at, he fits the bill.
“You know what you’re going to get from Declan Rice and Mark Noble, but there isn’t a lot of cover for them.
“If you take either of them out, it’s like removing the heart and soul of the team as they put them on the front foot.
“Wanyama is a similar type of player as he has a great engine so would fit the bill.”
Wanyama has struggled to feature for Spurs this season with him only featuring four times across all competitions.
Football Insider previously shared that the 28-year-old midfield powerhouse was regarded as one of the most likely senior players to leave Spurs in January with £10million thought to be enough to get him.
In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that club chiefs have reached agreement on Pellegrini’s position after new manager talks.