West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini must look to do what they can throughout the January transfer window in order to strengthen their squad.
Injuries have once again taken their toll on the Hammers, causing concern in some areas on the pitch with limited options available to them.
Not only that, but West Ham have been very inconsistent as of late, something Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to put right sooner rather than later.
In order for the manager to accomplish that, he needs new and improved players in his squad.
Left-back has been a recurring issue West Ham will be looking to improve and could do by signing RB Leipzig man Marcel Halstenberg.
The former German international, (who is valued at £9 million on Transfermarkt) has been doing very well in the Bundesliga again this season, prompting belief he is ready for a bigger challenge – specifically a move to the Premier League.
With seven clean-sheets and four assists in his 17 appearances in all competitions this season, Halstenberg has been a great asset both going forward and helping to defend as well.
The 27-year-old is a professional player, capable of playing further forward as well, in a more left-midfield role.
Compared to the options Manuel Pellegrini currently has available to him – Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masuaku – the German left-back would surely be considered a big upgrade and could improve upon the defensive frailties West Ham have faced this season.
Despite improvements largely on the pitch, their defence still leaves a lot to be desired, with a left-back will improve.
Additionally, forwards can expect much better service from a player renowned for his delivery, so this move really suits all at the club.
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