West Ham United fans will already have their eyes fixed on the summer transfer window with plenty of improvements to be made in what has been a rather disappointing season up until this point.
The Hammers’ European hopes are slipping away and consistency is constantly a struggle, so it would come as no surprise if Manuel Pellegrini brings in a handful of players this summer to help iron things over.
Interestingly, it looks as if he already has his eyes on a possible raid on Liverpool, as according to Goal, West Ham United are interested in signing Nathaniel Clyne in the summer.
Clyne is starting to reach his full potential at Bournemouth and he’s exactly the kind of full-back West Ham need at the London Stadium, so here are the potential consequences of Pellegrini signing him…
MANUEL PELLEGRINI SECURES PABLO ZABALETA REPLACEMENT
Pablo Zabaleta’s contract is set to run out in the summer and he’s set to turn 35 next year, so a replacement is definitely needed if the Hammers are going to progress next season.
Nathaniel Clyne is in the prime years of his football career and he has plenty of experience, just like the Argentine, so he would definitely be an upgrade on the former Manchester City man.
He would be the perfect replacement for Zabaleta with his pace and tackling ability making him almost impossible to get past in the defensive third, and he has the attacking qualities to cause problems in the final third.
RYAN FREDERICKS ANNOYED
Ryan Fredericks has been working hard to try and secure a permanent place in the side at the London Stadium in the current campaign and he’s finally managed to do it, but Clyne’s potential arrival could ruin everything.
Of course, the former Fulham man would be slightly annoyed to see the Englishman join the fold in the summer as he’ll be well aware of how good Clyne can be on his day, so his permanent position could be under threat.
West Ham United fans, do you think Clyne would be a better option than Fredericks? Join the discussion by commenting down below!