According to a report from the Sun, West Ham are tracking Norwich City ace Kenny McLean, and could make a late bid to sign the Scot.
The Hammers are desperately short in central midfield. They have moved to address that issue by bringing Tomas Soucek in from Slavia Prague, but it could be argued that David Moyes needs even more bodies in the middle of the park.
West Ham are in real relegation trouble. They are currently sitting in 17th spot in the table, level on points with 19th placed Watford.
And if they are going to climb the table between now and the end of the season, Moyes absolutely must bring in more new signings before the transfer window slams shut.
And the Sun claims that the Hammers are tracking Norwich’s McLean, and are ready to make a £10 million bid for the midfielder.
Good signing for West Ham?
The 28-year-old has made 23 Premier League appearances for the Canaries this season, and has racked up one goal and one assist (Transfermarkt).
McLean boasts a pass completion rate of 79.3% in those games, and averages 0.7 key passes per outing (Who Scored).
In truth, they are not the most impressive numbers.
The Scot does like to get stuck in, however, and always contributes defensively. He has averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.7 clearances per game in 23 Premier League outings for Norwich this season (Who Scored).
£10 million still seems like a lot of money for someone who clearly doesn’t provide many goals or assists, however.
And this might just be one that West Ham should avoid.