Central midfield is clearly an area where West Ham boss David Moyes wants to strengthen this month.

Stoke City’s Joe Allen is a target for the Hammers, according to the Express.

Whilst Football Insider claims that Genk ace Sander Berge is also on the east London outfit’s radar.

But according to reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, it is not a case of one or the other, Moyes in fact wants both players:

 

Now, if the Hammers were to sign both Allen and Berge, it would surely represent a very good transfer window.

The Stoke City man would be far from a glamour signing, but he would do a job. The 29-year-old is a 56-capped Wales international after all.

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Signing Berge on the other hand, would be a real statement of intent from West Ham. And bringing them both to the London Stadium would seriously strengthen the Hammers’ engine room.

Moyes currently has just Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Carlos Sanchez to choose from in the middle of the park.

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Rice is an obvious talent, but he needs more support with Noble’s powers beginning to wane. And the less said about the Colombian the better.

Berge is an incredibly exciting young player, and could form a strong partnership with Rice for the next decade.

Allen, meanwhile, would be able to add a bit more creativity and guile to West Ham’s play through the middle for the next few years.

Whilst most West Ham fans will want Gedson Fernandes signed, the Norwegian and the Welshman would be decent alternatives if the Hammers fail to get a deal for the Portuguese youngster over the line.

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