It’s no real secret that West Ham are largely dependent on the majestic Felipe Anderson to turn up with the goods and win them matches these days.
The Brazilian’s being forced to do everything in the final third, from creating to scoring goals.
Manuel Pellegrini can’t really trust upon those he currently has to be a big influence in the final third either. So it’s no surprise he’s looking to bring in influential figures in the summer and according to reports from CalcioMercato, he’s eyeing Hoffenheim’s Kerem Demirbay. The 25-year-old’s been a key figure in Julian Nagelsmann’s exciting German side, helping them play some stunning attacking football in the Bundesliga.
He’s acted as their creative lynchpin, who works extremely hard to create goals for his side. Demirbay’s scored 4 goals and assisted 9 this season, while also averaging 3 key passes and 2 dribbles per game (stats via WhoScored) to become Hoffenheim’s attacking engine.
Indeed, finally, the German can be that missing link between midfield and attack, creating chances through the middle.
Demirbay’s style not only benefits someone like Anderson, but will allow the Brazilian some freedom. He could look towards getting into goal-scoring positions more often knowing someone like the German is behind him to supply defence-splitting passes.
That’s a mouth-watering prospect, Anderson off the leash.
Demirbay’s incisive passing, attacking flair and powerful shooting ability makes him the attacking midfielder the Hammers have missed for a long time. He could be the hard-working, creative advanced midfielder they’ve missed since Dimitri Payet’s departure to light up their attack with his menacing work going forward.
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