It really has been a strange season for West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern.
The nervous energy surrounding the resident Hammers in the Tavern following their move to the London Stadium has well and truly descended into scepticism over whether or not the wonderful venue is right for their club following the shambolic form they have shown there this season. Furthermore, a worse performance from a brilliant season last year really has disappointed the West Ham fans who were expecting boss, Slaven Bilic, to take their side up a level.
Of course, there are factors that have not helped the Irons’ cause this season with the loss of Dimitri Payet in January being one of them. Although the squad rallied together following the Frenchman’s departure, it is clear that Bilic’s men are lacking that bit of creative quality with only Manuel Lanzini standing out. Furthermore, the injuries suffered by Andy Carroll has seen him just play in sixteen league games this year and the loss of his goals have been detrimental to the Hammers’ progress.
Our landlord believes that a replacement for Payet and a back up for Carroll should be the priority for West Ham in the transfer window and has outlined his opinion to those in the Tavern.
Here, then, is the striker and the midfielder he believes West Ham need to sign this summer…