West Ham United will be looking to strengthen their side in the summer, and the locals in the Transfer Tavern will surely be getting excited with links of a Premier League winner joining their club during the close season.
And that’s because, according to reports in The Daily Telegraph, the Hammers are ready to make an offer of £30 million for Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater. The Irons are thought to be one of many clubs ready to make an offer for the England midfielder, what with the 28-year-old having struggled to make an impact in his debut year at Stamford Bridge.
The former Leicester City man was brought to West London at the end of last summer’s transfer window in a £35 million transfer – however, injuries and his lack of appearances for Antonio Conte’s side have looked to set his career back.
The 28-year-old would have been hoping to be on the plane to the World Cup this summer – however, his lack of match-time could make manager Gareth Southgate turn his attentions elsewhere.
Drinkwater has become frustrated and with West Ham interested, a move to the London Stadium could reignite his career and get him back to playing regular football.
West Ham will be looking for recruitments as they look to build on their underwhelming campaign, and they are said to be prepared to splash out for the one-time Premier League winner.
Manager David Moyes will be wanting to add a number of players to his squad and £18 million-rated Drinkwater (as per Transfermarkt) would be an ideal acquisition, due to his top-flight experience and the hunger he will have to be playing regularly once again.
Landlord’s Verdict: The locals in the Tavern will be delighted with the possibility of signing a player with Drinkwater’s ability.
However, they will be wary of the asking price Chelsea would have for him, with the current history at the club on investments not giving it a positive outlook.
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