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£5m problem could reportedly see West Ham move for 23-year-old

Though the West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern were happy to see the club register their first win of the season last night, few would doubt it’s been a pretty ride thus far. 

Indeed, though the Hammers propping up our bar are largely happy with the way in which their summer had developed in terms of signings, Slaven Bilic’s side have struggled in the Premier League.

So, while they’re getting used to disappointment, reports from the London Evening Standard still hurt somewhat.

They claim the Irons could turn their attentions to Sunderland star Didier Ndong should they fail to land Sporting Lisbon man, William Carvalho.

The latter has been strongly linked with a move to east London of late, though there is believed to be a £5m-valuation gap over the Portuguese international as things stand.

As a result, Ndong is said to have emerged as an alternative. Obviously, the Gabon star isn’t as big a name, though has looked fairly decent in a pretty awful Sunderland side since his arrival from Lorient.

Though he’s not quite Carvalho, our punters clad in claret and blue would like some added drive in midfield, so Ndong could be an astute addition.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Idrissa Gueye proved that just because a player couldn’t prevent a relegation, he’s not as bad as you think, following his move from Aston Villa to Sunderland.

Perhaps Ndong could do the same and he’d certainly add an extra dimension to Bilic’s side.

Thoughts? 

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