With a 5-0 thumping at the hands of Manchester City fresh in the minds of our local West Ham United fans here in the Transfer Tavern, it’s fair to say they need some cheering up.
It’s been a dreadful season for those in east London and manager Slaven Bilic is seemingly battling a turning tide, despite all his heroics last year in the final season at the Boleyn Ground.
So, at least the January transfer window provides an element of excitement for the unhappy Hammers.
There’s little doubt that there are funds available to Bilic at the London Stadium and the means to change things around are there indeed, so perhaps the first month of 2017 could lighten the spirits of those in claret and blue.
Clearly not all of the Irons’ problems can be fixed with merely a few astute additions as their stadium move continues to raise all sorts of issues, though they really would help.
With that in mind, here are TWO deals Bilic should look to wrap up this week.