West Ham must forget overseas dazzler and bring forgotten £34m man to London Stadium in bargain move
West Ham are set to battle rivals Tottenham for the signature of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to the Sun.
They claim that the 24-year-old has got sick of his lack of game time at the Nou Camp and wants a move, with the Premier League a preferred destination.
The player is an undoubted talent – he moved for £31.5million in the summer of 2016 – but he’s not the right fit for West Ham at the moment.
Moyes’ side has had more than their fair share of troubles with overseas transfers and need someone who knows the Premier League inside out and can help steady the ship.
Enter Danny Drinkwater.
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The 28-year-old England international shocked the footballing world – and probably himself – when he completed a £34million move to Chelsea.
But it hasn’t worked out the way he would have dreamt, with Drinkwater making just five starts and 12 Premier League appearances all season.
And, according to the Guardian, he’s frustrated at this and may seek a move in the summer.
He might have been the brunt of jokes when he made his Chelsea move, but the London giants pounced on him for a reason.
He was a big part of the Leicester title-winning side, and although he’s not a marquee signing he’d be a dream at West Ham.
Drinkwater has exactly what it takes to get West Ham back on track and firing up the table towards the European places – where they should be.
Of course, this would depend on them securing their Premier League status, but that’s looking highly likely now with West Ham sitting in 14th and six points above the drop zone.
Chelsea will want to recoup their money but after this season that might not be possible. And it means West Ham can swoop in and secure a bargain.
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