As we contemplate a difficult looking trip to Goodison Park, this weekend, to take on Everton, it’s interesting to delve into the internet to see just what solutions others are coming up with when it comes to improving our side.
However, with the transfer window having slammed firmly shut, until January, it is a case of having to make do with what we have and hope for a turnaround in our fortunes.
But, when the January ‘panic’ transfer window does open, it appears that some perceive the signing of a midfielder to be a priority.
Our associates, over at Forever West Ham are championing the suggestion that the Hammers could do worse than look to bring the Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, to the London Stadium.
Fabregas, currently sidelined with an injury, could quite possibly be deemed as surplus to requirements at the West London club with the club, in the summer transfer window, having acquired the services of Jorginho and Kovacic.
However, whilst we have no doubt the Spaniard has that natural ability to provide defence-splitting passes, here at Vital West Ham, we’re not sure that the 31-year-old is the answer to our problems.
It has been noticeable, already this season, our midfield lacks the pace to cope with fast, counter-attacking sides. Watching Fabregas, in action for Chelsea last season, it was noticeable that although he covered a fantastic amount of ground in a match, his legs no longer have the ability to enable him to get back when possession is lost.
Also, with Fabregas on a salary of around the £150,000 a week mark, Chelsea would want West Ham to pay most, if not all, the Spaniard’s salary, it’s a huge addition to our wage bill and an addition I’m not sure we’d get value for money for.
But that’s just my opinion, please feel free to leave yours in the comments facility beneath this article.