West Ham United certainly appear to be favouring experience in the transfer window this summer.
Experience is not necessarily a bad thing, however, it can’t help but feel as though that particular quality in a player is being looked at rather more seriously than ambition with some of their reported targets.
All three men are approaching the stages of their career where serious questions must be asked about what they can actually offer the club in the long-term future.
Now, we’re not saying that they would be bad signings, in fact, they might actually be sensible ones for Manuel Pellegrini’s side as they could fill in holes within his squad and provide them with a little lift.
However, surely the question that will be on everyone’s minds is regarding the ambitions of the club? Signing the likes of Martin, Llorente and Delph do not really signify their intent.
When you compare the aforementioned trio to the likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko, this summer looks set to pale in comparison to the exciting one they had last year.
Obviously, we have only just entered the transfer market and a number of names are going to be churned out of the rumour mill right up until Deadline Day.
However, if West Ham want to build on their solid campaign and challenge for European football next season, the club are going to have to be more ambitious with their recruitment.
As we mentioned, experienced footballers are good but that does not always mean it is the right way forward for clubs.
West Ham fans, what do you make of the club’s rumoured transfer targets? Would you like to see more ambition? Let us know below!
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