According to Calcio Mercato, West Ham are interested in PSV Eindhoven midfielder Jorrit Hendrix.
The 23-year-old has featured over 100 times in the league for the Eredivisie champions during five years at the club.
The Netherlands international may be looking for a new challenge at this stage of his career, and West Ham would be the perfect destination for him. There he could learn from club legend Mark Noble, and eventually replace him as a mainstay in the midfield for West Ham. Both men are deep lying midfielders and are stylistically similar so this would be a brilliant option.
Noble is now 31-years-old, and it is unclear as to how many good seasons he will have left in him. The two time Hammer of the Year will not want to hinder his team, but would want a suitable replacement long term.
West Ham will want to remain and develop in the Premier League; their summer spending was an indication of this, where they made some high profile signings. One of these was Jack Wilshere, who could also be seen as the successor to Noble. However, Hendrix would probably be a better option to replace Noble when he leaves, based on playing style. This move would also allow Wilshere to play further up the field, where he would be most lethal.
Of most players linked with West Ham, Hendrix (valued at £7.2m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) may well be the best suited to not only replace Noble, but take the club forward in the future.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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