Although the Hammers spent heavily, in the summer transfer window, recording a record expenditure for a transfer window, transfer speculation suggests that Manuel Pellegrini may still be looking to add to his squad come the opening of the January transfer window.
Today, lurking in the pages of the popular tabloid publication, the Mirror, is the insinuation that Pellegrini could be looking to bring an experienced international central defender to the club.
The player in question being the Chelsea centre-back, Gary Cahill.
Cahill, 32-years-of-age, has been on the periphery of things at Stamford Bridge this season since the West London club axed Antonio Conte and brought in Maurizio Sarri.
Previously, the player has spoken to the media about pushing for a January move if he is unable to grab a first-team place at Chelsea.
But, is a move to the London Stadium something that would get your approval?
There’s no doubting, in my opinion, Cahill could bring some added depth to the squad, but my concern is that having signed Diop and Balbuena in the summer transfer window and with Winston Reid set to return from injury sometime soon and with the added versatility of Declan Rice, do we really need an additional centre-back?
Obviously, if Cahill were to move across London, seeking regular first-team football, he’d be wanting some kind of guarantee about getting it, which would mean either Diop or Balbuena losing their place in the starting eleven.
Here in the editorial chair, I’d be surprised if this move were to materialise, but do you share that view or beg to differ?
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