Despite already having a whole host of midfielders in his squad’s armour, West Ham United boss has set his sights on RB Leipzig star, Diego Demme.
With Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez struggling to get back to full fitness following respective injuries, Pellegrini is looking at the 26-year-old Demme as a possible defensive addition that could add value to his midfield, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Demme joined the German outfit in 2014 when they were still competing in 3. Liga and has been at the heart of their dramatic rise to top flight football that saw Leipzig take part in the Champions League last season.
The midfielder made his debut for the German international team in a World Cup qualifying match against San Marino last year. Demme’s development as one of the club’s important figures has also seen him captain the side on more than a couple of occasions in recent years.
Being part of Leipzig’s rise to the top has certainly made him quite an experienced player and could add a different edge to the West London club’s midfield setup.
Pellegrini has used Declan Rice as the lone defensive midfielder in recent matches although he did experiment with Pedro Obiang as an option next to Rice in last week’s League Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Demme could be a good player for the manager to throw in next to Rice with either Obiang or Mark Noble dropping out, depending on which formation the Chilean opts for in the future.