According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham could sign Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel for as little as £4 million this summer.

The 31-year-old has been on the Hammers’ radar since January, according to the Daily Mail.

Argentina v Chile: Third Place Match - Copa America Brazil 2019

Gary Medel in action for Chile (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

The Chilean is a  consistent performer, but his potential arrival at the London Stadium is unlikely to get West Ham fans’ pulses racing.

ExWHUemployee claimed a few days ago that Medel remains a key target for Manuel Pellegrini this summer.


The Hammers currently have Declan Rice as their number one holding midfielder, although Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere can also perform that role.

So West Ham are well-stocked in that department.

Chile v Peru: Semi Final - Copa America Brazil 2019

Gary Medel in action for Chile (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

And with this in mind, it could be argued that the east London outfit don’t actually need Medel. Even if he is available for a bargain £4 million this summer.

Pellegrini is obviously a fan of his fellow countryman, however. So it would be no surprise to see him arrive at the London Stadium this summer.

West Ham need more strength in depth. Signing the Besiktas man, however, would seem like a total waste of money.

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