Date: 14th April 2018 at 10:24am
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Come the opening of the summer transfer window and with our, hopefully, Premier League status retained, it remains imperative that West Ham United spend wisely.

The previous transfer windows haven’t, although the club has spent money, been as productive as we’d hoped when it comes to improving the squad.

Today, one leading news source, the Telegraph, is linking West Ham United with a move for a midfielder who hasn’t had the best of times since switching clubs.

The player in question being the talented midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

Drinkwater is currently on the books of Chelsea, with the West London side having spent £35 million, last summer, bringing the player to Stamford Bridge, presumably to re-create the central midfield Kante / Drinkwater partnership that helped Leicester City to a hugely unlikely Premier League title in 2015 / 2016.

However, Drinkwater has become frustrated at a lack of first team opportunities at Chelsea, with the midfielder having started just five Premier League games and making a total of twelve appearances, in all competitions, this season.

But, if West Ham United’s interest is genuine, I doubt if the Hammers would be willing to pay anything like the fee Chelsea paid Leicester City last summer.

Here at Vital West Ham we’ll keep a watchful eye out for any further developments and report back as deemed appropriate.


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