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Move for free agent Miguel Veloso would help shore up Pellegrini’s midfield

Move for free agent Miguel Veloso would help shore up Pellegrini’s midfield

After a fairly poor season last year, West Ham went into the transfer market with the intent of investing heavily on their squad.

Nine new players later and just under £100 million spent, the West Ham owners have brought a raft of new players that should in time see the Hammers back into the top-half of the table.

While the likes of Diop, Felipe Anderson and Ryan Fredericks have strengthened the squad in their respective areas, the Hammers still look a little short in the middle of the park.

Carlos Sanchez was brought in to shore up the base of the midfield but considering his exploits at Aston Villa, it’s unsure how well he’ll do for Manuel Pellegrini.

West Ham’s other new midfielder man, Jack Wilshere will also likely be pushed forward into the number 10 role, which would leave Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang as the main options for Pellegrini.

At 19, it’ll take time for Rice to bed in but as for Noble he’s shown that the pace of the game might be too much and with that in mind, Pellegrini should be looking at a deal for free agent Miguel Veloso.

Window Shopping

Liverpool will probably turn over the best of sides but against West Ham, Klopp’s men poured through the midfield.

Against Bournemouth, it was much the same as Callum Wilson broke past Noble who seemed like he couldn’t even muster a jog.

Veloso is a year older than Noble but his defensive awareness makes up for the fact that he may not have the pace he once did. With the ball, the Portuguese man is also much more adept at playing forward and while under pressure.

So West Ham fans, would you like this move?

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