West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are still reflecting on what was a strange Premier League campaign for their side.
Whilst there was always going to be a bit of animosity following the switch from Upton Park to the more spacious London Stadium at the start of the season, not many punters in the Tavern expected Slaven Bilic’s men to perform so disappointingly after their wonderful season in 2015/16. Of course, the Hammers in the Tavern will point to the stadium move as the sole reason but our landlord believes that consistency is the real problem at West Ham and feels that real quality needs to be bought in if the Hammers are to make any progress.
It is no secret that the departure of main man, Dimitri Payet, did not help the Irons in their quest this season and the signing of Robert Snodgrass from Hull did not do much to fill the void left by the creative Frenchman. So, the emphasis is now surely on to sign a player or two who can really make a difference in the middle of the park to take the pressure from the current magic man, Manuel Lanzini.
This is a common view shared by the West Ham fans in the Tavern and they have outlined two midfielders that they’d like to see Bilic bring in this transfer window.
Let’s take a look at them here…