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West Ham should add more steal to the middle of the park with signing of £16.2m-rated Championship ace

West Ham should add more steal to the middle of the park with signing of £16.2m-rated Championship ace

West Ham have hit some sort of form lately, despite losing out this weekend at Brighton and Hove Albion.

After four consecutive losses to kick off the season, Manuel Pellegrini’s charges seem to have got some sort of system going, and key players like Marko Arnautovic appear to have turned up to the party.

However, despite spending a chunk of cash in the summer, it’s clear the Hammers need more, and one area of the pitch which could do with adding too is in midfield, where Mark Noble often burdens a little bit too much of the responsibility.

That’s why we at the Tavern think that signing Stoke City midfield general Joe Allen would be a superb piece of business in January, with the Welshman currently holding a value of £16.2m on Transfermarkt.

Allen would be an excellent addition for the Hammers, bringing top flight experience and class to a squad who might just need that sort of presence come the winter  months.

The Welsh midfielder has been a regular for the Potters already, but the signing of Ryan Woods might well mean manager Gary Rowett is open to letting one of his squad leave, which could open the door for a club like West Ham to make their move.

A player with undoubted quality and who would improve most squads, Allen would be a shrewd if not spectacular addition to the Hammers squad.

West Ham fans, what do you think? Good signing? Let us know in the comments!

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