West Ham were linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic earlier this week.

The experienced ace joined United from Chelsea for £40 million in 2017 (BBC Sport).

Football website 90Min claimed that the Hammers are weighing up a January bid for the £120k-a-week Serbian.

The 31-year-old has enjoyed a wonderful career in the game, but his performance levels have dipped considerably over this past year.

Matic is no longer the all-action midfielder he once was. And it is debatable whether he would actually strengthen the West Ham first XI.

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Signing an ageing player past his prime on expensive wages would be so typical of the Hammers.

There is an argument that the Manchester United midfielder would be a great role model for Declan Rice, however.

The 20-year-old is a real talent, and learning from someone like the two-time Premier League winner might be the key ingredient that takes him to the next level.

Much will depend on how much West Ham actually have to pay for the former Chelsea man.

Some Hammers fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdicts on the prospect of Matic moving to the London Stadium…

 
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