West Ham United managed to secure a valuable win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, which helped Manuel Pellegrini’s side climb up the table.
The Hammers can finally turn their attention towards securing a European spot having enjoyed a rich vein of form in recent times, with a successful January transfer window boosting their chances.
Interestingly, it appears as if the London club are looking at a possible January signing, as according to The Sunday Mirror (9th December, page 68) (via HITC), West Ham are making moves to sign Stefan Lainer.
It’s understood that West Ham are making moves to sign Stefan Lainer, who is valued at £10 million.
Lainer plays alongside Marko Arnautovic on the international stage with Austria. He operates further up the right flank, and has scored one goal and provided five assists this season for Salzburg.
Indeed, with Pablo Zabaleta possibly departing at the end of the season and with Ryan Fredericks currently spending time out on the sidelines, it would make sense for the Hammers to secure the 26-year-old.
Stefan Lainer has already shown that he can provide assists in the final third at Salzburg this season, so he could have a huge impact at both ends of the field at the London Stadium.
He already has 12 caps on the international stage with Austria and still has his best years ahead of him, so the Hammers should go ahead and match the £10 million value.