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Pellegrini must buy Tom Cairney in January and drop Mark Noble

Pellegrini must buy Tom Cairney in January and drop Mark Noble

West Ham spent heavily during the summer as they looked to give new boss Manuel Pellegrini a squad capable of pushing the east London club back into the top-half of the table after finishing 13th last season.

The Hammers broke their transfer record twice over the summer as they brought Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson in to bolster the squad.

With West Ham bringing in a host of new players, it’s going to take time for the players to adapt and bed into the Premier League.

As shown by West Ham’s two successive defeats, it’s going to take a few months before we see the true potential of the team begin to come through.

In midfield, the Hammers brought in Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez but could still do with some added quality.

With that in mind, West Ham should go back in for Fulham midfielder, Tom Cairney in January – a player they tried to sign over the summer.

The Breakdown

Cairney had a solid game against Spurs yesterday and was Fulham’s best player last season in tandem with Ryan Sessegnon.

Valued at £16.2 million by Transfermarkt, the 27-year-old would’ve been a shrewd piece of business for West Ham as he could’ve either played as an attacking midfielder or at the base of Pellegrini’s 4-2-3-1.

Although we’re only two games into the season, club captain Mark Noble hasn’t looked great.

The pace of the league seems to be a bit too much for the English midfielder and West Ham should be looking to make a January bid for Tom Cairney.

What do you think West Ham fans?

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