Last summer, West Ham made some good moves in the transfer market, bringing in the likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to strengthen their attack.
And the Hammers could yet again look to bolster that area of the squad in the next window with the Daily Mirror reporting that the east London club are interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
With Tottenham also said to be in the frame (also per Daily Mirror), though, West Ham could find it extremely difficult to entice the 23-year-old to the London Stadium.
But should they be able to, here are two potential consequences that could follow.
Newly-Found Pulling Power
In the last summer transfer window, West Ham did well to add Anderson and Yarmolenko to their squad, two high-calibre players.
Their additions show the east London outfit are going in the right direction under Manuel Pellegrini, a man brought in to complete a project based around a gigantic new stadium and European football qualification.
Signing Grealish, though, would take things to another level. David Gold and David Sullivan pinching the attacking midfielder from under the nose of a top six outfit such as Tottenham would show a form of pulling power West Ham supporters have rarely seen in the Premier League era if at all.
With it, Pellegrini could take the club to new heights.
A More Technical West Ham Side
It is well known that Pellegrini prefers to work with a squad that has a lot of technical quality, a necessity for the way he wants to play.
Someone like Manuel Lanzini, for instance, is a perfect example of the sort of player the Chilean is keen on. He has the dribbling skill to make something happen in attack and the passing to destabilise compact defences.
That, alongside the signing of a player in Grealish’s mould, could help get West Ham to the technical level Pellegrini is seeking.
Assessing the Aston Villa man’s game, he is technically efficient, possessing a good touch and the ability to beat defenders with his dribbling.
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