West Ham United fans would love nothing more than for their side to head into the summer transfer window with European football under their belt. The Hammers are within touching distance of the likes of Wolves and Watford, so their European dream is very much still alive.
The London club still have a long way to go with a squad that could experience a lot of changes in the summer transfer window as fans will agree that there’re a number of improvements that need to be made.
Interestingly, the Chronicle Live have suggested that a £20 million offer is on the table from West Ham for Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey.
Indeed, the Hammers could definitely do with bringing in a quality midfielder as they’ve been short on numbers and have lacked quality at times, so here are the potential consequences of the Newcastle man joining…
MANUEL PELLEGRINI LANDS DECLAN RICE PARTNER
Declan Rice has been the shining light for the Hammers in the middle of midfield in the current campaign as he continues to come on leaps and bounds, but he’s not really received much support as Mark Noble hasn’t offered much and Pedro Obiang has struggled with consistency.
Therefore, with a number of players currently out injured and players potentially leaving in the summer, it would make sense to bring Jonjo Shelvey to the London Stadium.
Shelvey would thrive alongside Rice as he makes up for the attacking side of the game that the youngster lacks, as well as being able to get back and complete his defensive duties.
MARK NOBLE’S FUTURE IN DOUBT
Mark Noble has received a lot of criticism from fans at times for his performances this season and it’s safe to say he’s past his best, so it’s about time Manuel Pellegrini looked at replacing him.
Shelvey arriving would cast doubt over Noble’s future as the likes of Jack Wilshere and Rice would arguably jump ahead of him in the pecking order, which could force him to leave with regular minutes required at his age.
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