There’s plenty of work to be done at West Ham this summer and it’s no secret that David Moyes is looking to bolster his midfield.
The Hammers struggled to get deals done in January, eventually settling on bringing Joao Mario on-loan from Inter Milan, but the Portugal international has hardly set the world alight.
Moyes is said to be chasing players with Premier League experience and was linked with plenty of names during the mid-season window, including Stoke’s Joe Allen and Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey, but there’s a chance of a higher-calibre of signing this summer.
Serial Premier League winner Yaya Toure has announced he will leave Manchester City at the end of the season and it’s suggested that he wants to remain within English football.
Available on a free transfer, Toure could potentially provide a stern boost to the West Ham midfield – although not everyone is convinced he’d be a good signing.
While some believe he’d be a top-class addition, others state it would only increase West Ham’s standing as an ‘elephant’s graveyard’.
I was waiting for this rumour to crop up
What’s the fastest way to tell if a player is past his prime? West Ham just signed him. ⚒⚒⚒
— Benjamin Haas (@BHaasTSD) May 10, 2018
If he’s fit, and still got the hunger, then why not? He’s experience would be key, could be a great mentor to Declan Rice who is seen as a midfielder within the club. This could work
— Paul Whitlock (@pwhitters) May 9, 2018
Oh god, he’s 35..
— happy hammer (@brooking1980) May 9, 2018
— Lee (@leepepperwhufc) May 10, 2018
No thanks too old and way past his prime, done nothing for a couple of years at least! Stay well clear.
— William Field (@wilfield71) May 10, 2018
I would take him all day long over any of our midfielders
— ⚒wes⚒ (@westmitc) May 10, 2018
would be a brilliant signing
— Max ⚒ (@eastlondonviews) May 10, 2018
Take that all day
— Joseph J. Jones (@josephjjones) May 9, 2018