West Ham have had a very hard start to the Premier League and as of yet fans are yet to see the very best of their £100 million spending spree.
In their ten opening games, they haven’t yet played a team below them and that really tells the story of Manuel Pellegrini’s hard start to life at the London Stadium.
Their fixtures will on paper get easier in the next few weeks but nevertheless, the Chilean is likely to still want reinforcements in January, much down to the frequent and unfortunate injuries the West Ham squad are obtaining.
Especially in midfield with Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Pedro Obiang all struggling with injuries, it’s no surprise to see that Football Insider linking the Hammers towards a move to sign Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.
What could this move mean for the Hammers…
The end for “Mr West Ham” Mark Noble
There have been many times over the years that West Ham fans have been convinced a certain signing would mark the end of Noble’s time in the starting line-up and this one really could.
Victor Wanyama is a powerful midfielder that could give West Ham the strength and running power the middle of the park is missing.
Although it would be a tough decision to make, West Ham have in time got to replace Mark Noble with a more talented midfielder and with what they currently need, Wanyama ticks the boxes.
Manuel Pellegrini happy to get another defensive midfielder
The need for a midfielder has been apparent for longer than this season and that is an issue that could be resolved with the arrival of Victor Wanyama.
Pellegrini’s job will be made a lot easier with another talented midfielder to turn to, in the event of even more injuries.