West Ham have enjoyed a strong end to what has been a respectable transitional season under Manuel Pellegrini.
The Chilean arrived last summer and was immediately given a £100 million pound war-chest to use to his heart’s content.
Pellegrini uncovered some true gems with that budget and with the right backing again this summer, he could give West Ham fans a season to remember.
Fans are more than happy with having a serial winner in charge of their beloved club; he now just needs a better cohort of players to make the real magic happen.
Though sometimes things never change. Despite laying down a huge budget for him last year, whenever the West Ham owners can, they try and save money, which is testament to why they’re successful businessmen.
In a football setting, it is sometimes hard to get yourself a bargain but the owners could help prove that isn’t always the case this summer by landing soon-to-be out of contract Hector Herrera.
Herrera (who is valued at £19.8 million on Transfermarkt) is free to leave Porto this summer after six years with the Portuguese giants. Indeed, Ex-WHU Employee claimed on Twitter at the start of the month that there would be interest in the player from the Stratford giants, after all.
The 29-year-old will already have plenty of interest in him and although West Ham won’t be the biggest club on that list, they could cause a seismic shock by luring him to the London Stadium.
His age may be a put-off for some but for West Ham, they must realise that with a 29-year-old, comes plenty of experience and know-how of the game.
Herrera is Porto’s captain and he played his part in 51 appearances this season, where he went on to score eight times and produce two assists.
With an engine as efficient as someone much younger, Herrera is exactly the box-to-box midfielder Manuel Pellegrini is looking for, so they should do whatever it takes to lure him to England.
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