West Ham will be hoping for a big improvement this upcoming season, after a stop-start campaign last term saw them falter in their first year at the new stadium.
Manager Slaven Bilic will be hoping he can add some quality to his squad over the summer, and there’s no doubt he needs players across all positions if the Hammers are to improve on last year.
Our landlord has been enjoying some good banter with the Hammers fans in the Tavern this week, and in among this banter there has been some serious chat around who the club should be looking to sign over the summer.
One player who stood out last season and was brought into the conversation is current Fulham man Tom Cairney.
The former Blackburn man was sensational for the Cottagers last term, racking up goals and assists in abundance as Slavisa Jokanovic’s men just fell short in the playoffs. However, this is not to take away from Fulham, or Cairney for that matter, who proved he is good enough to be given a chance in the top flight.
Cairney would fit in at West Ham, and his ability in the middle of the park or behind the frontman could be something of real use to Bilic.
He would no doubt cost a fair few quid in today’s market, but West Ham can afford it, and he would no doubt become an excellent player for them given the chance at the London Stadium.