Three things are guaranteed in life. Death, taxes, and Yann M’Vila being linked with a move to the Premier League.
The French midfielder has since time immemorial been rumoured with a move to England ever since breaking through a Stade Rennais in 2011, with Arsenal the major players and even being named as a player who could become better than Premier League legend Patrick Vieira by former Chelsea man Marcel Desailly, but now, it’s West Ham’s turn.
The Hammers, according to L’Equipe via Sport Witness, are interested in the now 28-year-old midfielder, who has come off the back of a solid season with Saint Etienne as Les Verts finished fourth in the Ligue 1 table, and the Frenchman could be a surprise success in east London should Manuel Pellegrini decide to take the plunge.
Valued at £9 million on Transfermarkt, M’Vila could be an affordable signing for the Hammers, and with Pedro Obiang likely to be heading out for the exit door this summer, the club will be able to recoup any transfer fee for the Spaniard into a direct replacement, and the Saint Etienne midfielder fits the bill.
M’Vila has proven to be a solid defensive midfielder this season for Saint Etienne, and in a West Ham XI the Frenchman would add solid cover for the defence, plugging a hole that has cost the Hammers many goals this season.
The Hammers are in need of defensive cover in the midfield this summer, and M’Vila can fit the bill to a tee if Pellegrini is willing to take the risk for the Saint Etienne enforcer.
West Ham fans, would M’Vila be a good summer signing? Let us know!