West Ham United have been extensively linked with a move to sign Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey over the past week or so. Meanwhile, the Hammers continue to be named as the most likely destination for Jesse Lingard next season.
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Calcio Mercato claims that West Ham are in pole position to sign the 30-year-old Wales international.
Some Hammers fans are concerned that David Moyes’s alleged interest in signing Ramsey could mean that the Scot is concerned about his chances of bringing Jesse Lingard to the London Stadium on a permanent basis.
Why can’t we sign both though!
There is a way it could work.
Aaron Ramsey has excelled throughout his career when playing in central midfield, making late runs into the imposition penalty area.
So theoretically, West Ham could play a three-man midfield with Ramsey playing just in front of Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice.
Aaron Ramsey and Jesse Lingard could light it up together at West Ham
Lingard could then operate either wide right, wide left or in more of a free role, with Said Benrahma on the opposite flank and Michail Antonio (or a big money summer signing *crosses fingers*) through the middle.
The England and Wales Internationals are both incredibly intelligent footballers.
They both have extensive experience of playing in some of the best teams over the past decade. And they could form a telepathic understanding with one another.
They would certainly be on the same wavelength as one another.
At 30, it could be argued that Ramsey is past his best. Like Lingard, however, he hasn’t actually played that much football over the past five years. So perhaps he hasn’t yet reached his peak.
The prospect of Ramsey and Lingard playing together at the London Stadium next season is a tantalising one. In fact, it could very well be a match made in heaven.