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West Ham: Yacine Brahimi would solve Hammers’ winger shortage

West Ham: Yacine Brahimi would solve Hammers’ winger shortage

There’s no question that West Ham were one of the more successful teams in last season’s transfer window.

Issa Diop has shown to be a solid defender in the Premier League, Lukasz Fabianski has been one of the best ‘keepers in the division, and Felipe Anderson could be in contention for one of the signings of the season.

The Brazilian winger has been a sensation in east London since his club-record move from Lazio, scoring nine goals and assisting four in 36 league appearances for the Hammers this season and delivering in big games for Manuel Pellegrini.

Anderson has been great to watch this season, but his brilliance for West Ham has highlighted a big problem for the club, that being he is the only quality winger in the squad, and this could be addressed next summer.

Reliable ITK West Ham Twitter account @ExWHUemployee has claimed that the club are interested in signing Porto winger Yacine Brahimi this summer, whose contract expires this summer.

The French-born Algerian international has long been one of the most prolific wingers in Portugal, this season alone scoring 10 goals and assisting four in the Primeira Liga, and Brahimi could solve West Ham’s winger problem.

Largely played out on the left, the 29-year-old could play opposite Anderson in the West Ham side and cause all kinds of mayhem to opponents as well as being able to chip in with goals and assists from the wings. It’s clear the club need a striker but introducing more goals all over the park would be another way to solve Pellegrini’s goalscoring headaches, so any move certainly does make total sense.

West Ham’s signing of Anderson has shone a light into a problem at the club that can easily be fixed, and in Brahimi, the Hammers will be solving it with a quality addition who can progress the club forward.

West Ham fans, would Brahimi be a good summer signing? Let us know!

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