West Ham’s summer window has to go down as a successful one on the whole.
If we were to honestly grade the Hammers’ business…most of us would say it was at least an 8/10.
Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals were brought in for big money. Whilst Albian Ajeti, Goncalo Cardoso, David Martin and Roberto were added to beef up Manuel Pellegrini’s squad.
If we are being picky, however, perhaps another defensive midfielder would have been nice.
ExWHUemployee claimed on deadline day that Tottenham star Victor Wanyama could have been an option for West Ham. Their quota of foreign players was taken up, however:
We were, reported it on the show a number of times, but we would have to sell or remove a senior oversees player from squad https://t.co/2tIQAwibiF
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) August 8, 2019
So did the Hammers miss a trick by not getting rid of Carlos Sanchez and bringing the Spurs ace in instead of the Colombian?
The 28-year-old Kenyan is a far superior player to Sanchez, and he would have given West Ham a real robust option in the middle of the park.
The Tottenham destroyer is physically strong, tenacious in the tackle, and excels at winning back the ball from the opposition.
The 52-capped Kenya international was also reportedly available for a bargain. The Sun claimed that the Spurs star could have been picked up for just £11.5 million.
Tottenham could, of course, refused to do business with the east London outfit.
But the Hammers could have tried, nevertheless.
West Ham could still go on to enjoy a successful campaign. But had they signed Wanyama, a top six finish might very well have been within their reach.