When speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Thursday, August 1st), ExWHUemployee suggested that West Ham could make a move for free agent Gary Cahill before next week’s transfer deadline.
The 33-year-old is available on a free transfer having been released by Chelsea at the end of last season.
And what a top signing he could be for the Hammers.
Cahill has won two Premier League titles and a Champions League winner’s medal during is time in the game.
He has also earned 61 international caps for England.
The experienced centre-back is a truly elite player, and he would undoubtedly help West Ham improve upon their defending.
Whilst it could be argued that Cahill is already past his best, at 33 he still has plenty of years ahead of him at the very highest level for a centre-back.
And Hammers fans would surely like to see the former Chelsea man at the London Stadium this season.
ExWHUemployee claimed that Cahill could in fact be offered a short-term deal by West Ham:
“There has been talk of Gary Cahill. He’s still out of contract. He’s 33 now I believe, his wages are very high. Obviously age isn’t on his side, but we could be considering a one-year deal if he drops his wage demands.”
Whether the West Ham board will sanction such a hefty outlay on wages for Cahill, however, remains to be seen.