With Slaven Bilić becoming manager of West Bromwich Albion, West Ham should move to forge a link between the two clubs.
The Baggies have players who the Hammers could benefit from, such as Salomón Rondón, who has been heavily linked with a move to the club by football.london and Jay Rodriguez, who the Telegraph reported has a £5million release clause.
It has also been reported by the Telegraph that Reece Oxford could go in the other direction.
It could benefit both teams to do a money plus player swap deal, though both clubs should be thinking beyond just the one solitary transfer.
Bilić is a manager who West Ham can trust with young players coming through the academy, as he has shown them how good a manager he can be, by leading the Hammers to seventh in the table during the final season at Upton Park; that was also a season that saw the emergence of Reece Oxford and the arrival of a young and promising Manuel Lanzini.
West Brom also find themselves in a position where they could use some loan signings to strengthen their promotion push – with Grady Diangana and Nathan Holland perfect examples of players who could be offered to play for them on a temporary basis.
West Brom are yet to make a single signing this summer, so this could be a beneficial arrangement for all involved.
It would be great for the youngsters as they would be more likely to gain substantial game time, while West Brom will surely want all the help they can get in achieving promotion, having missed out in the Play-Offs last time out.
With Bilić hinting he wants Dwight Gayle to return to the Hawthorns, as reported by the Daily Mail, it is likely West Brom won’t have much more money to spend if that deal is completed.
With the aforementioned points in mind, this is a scenario which could benefit both clubs, so is one they should seriously consider.