West Ham desperately need more power, energy and dynamism in the central midfield department.
The Hammers face the prospect of relegation this season, and it is of paramount importance that they bring in some top quality new faces this month.
It could be argued that David Moyes actually needs to strengthen in every single department. But signing a new central midfielder must surely be one of the Scot’s top priorities.
With that in mind, West Ham must make a move for Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.
And the timing could be perfect for them.
Spurs have a long history of reluctance to do business with the Hammers, and vice-versa.
The two clubs are bitter rivals, so it is understandable why they would not want to sell players to each other.
That could all change regarding Wanyama, however.
The Evening Standard claims that Tottenham are keen to sell the 52-capped Kenya international, but they are struggling to shift him, with little interest in the midfielder.
West Ham should use this to their advantage. If Spurs are in fact so keen to move the 28-year-old on, perhaps they might be open to the idea of selling him to the Hammers. Especially considering the fact that the east London outfit do not pose a direct threat to them.
He would be a brilliant addition for the Irons. He is powerful, tenacious in the tackle and has plenty of energy and drive.
And with just 18 months remaining on his current deal, Wanyama could be available for a bargain fee this month.
It’s just a matter of whether Tottenham would be willing to do business with West Ham. It will probably depend on how desperate they are to sell the midfielder.
One thing’s for sure, the Hammers will never have a better opportunity to sign someone from Spurs than they do now with Wanyama.