There is no doubt about it; The Hammers are flying this season.
Slavan Bilic was installed as boss at Upton Park replacing Sam Allardyce with the hope of injecting a style of play that makes West Ham dangerous and a threat to any team in the Premier League.
On the basis of the magnificent beginning to the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign that hope has turned into reality. In the first ten league games, we have accumulated a respectable 20 points, creating memorable away wins against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City along the way, and then a home win over Champions Chelsea; remain unbeaten away from home and the second highest goal scorers in the division with 22 goals so far.
On the basis of incredible performances from the likes of French playmaker Dimitri Payet, Argentine wizard Manuel Lanzini, Italy international centre half Angelo Ogbonna and on loan attacker Victor Moses, thinking about adding to the squad in the January transfer window feels unnecessary.
However, despite the strength in depth and almost every member of the squad making a significantly positive impression so far, players are still continually linked with a move to Upton Park. The latest name to line up for a switch to the Boleyn Ground is Pione Sisto.
Agreed, you probably haven’t heard of him either but just keep in the back of your mind that Sadio Mane was once a unknown attacker from abroad and is now making a big impact with Southampton. Also, many of the incredible West ham fans didn’t know who Mauel Lanzini was but is now performing brilliantly.
Sisto is a 20-year-old winger who plays in the Danish Superliga with FC Midtyjlland. Despite being born in Uganda the promising talent chose his allegiance with Denmark and is the most exciting and talented player to in the country right now.
He first come to recognition in the Europa League third qualifying round against the Saints, where Sisto was arguably the best player for Midtyjlland.
Since then, the man who is blessed with extraordinary pace and has scored 16 goals in 58 games has been targeted by many Premier League clubs including Arsenal and has also been watched by scouts from the likes of FC Barcelona, Juventus and AC MIlan.
If a bid was to be lodged for Sisto, who made his debut in the international stage this year then selling players to fund the move and keep the majority of the squad would be the ideal situation.
Let’s not forget, Michail Antonio, the £7m signing from Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, possess all of the attributes and qualities that Sisto has. Giving the former Sheffield Wednesday wide man a chance is the best thing to happen rather than put him further down the pecking order if Sisto was to sign.
If West Ham were to attempt to lure Sisto to the club the it should definitely be for next season simply because of his great potential.