West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are glad the season is over following a dreadful campaign with a search for a new manager underway.
Former Manchester United manager, David Moyes, took charge of the club after Slaven Bilic was dismissed in November and successfully guided them to safety. The Scot’s contract has now expired, but he remains in the hunt to be given the job permanently. Unai Emery and Paulo Fonseca are also in the running for the job.
The summer transfer window is a pivotal period for the club as they look to strengthen their squad and avoid another relegation battle. Reportedly on their shortlist is Manchester City winger – Patrick Roberts. The 21-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Scottish champions Celtic.
With the abundance of talent on offer to Pep Guardiola, it’s unlikely Roberts have done enough to warrant a place in the City starting eleven next season meaning he could be shown the exit door. Valued at £6.75m by Transfermarkt, he would be an excellent signing for the Hammers.
With Javier Hernandez struggling for goals in his debut season, Roberts is just what they need. A versatile option who can play on either wing or through the centre, the former Fulham man is an extremely tricky player with a low centre of gravity and bags of pace.
Whether he is good enough for Premier League level remains to be seen, the London Stadium could be the perfect place to showcase his talent.
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