West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has suggested on Twitter that the Hammers board are weighing up whether a move for Sander Berge would represent greater value than one for Gedson Fernandes.
The Hammers desperately need to bolster their central midfield ranks.
Declan Rice is, and has been, outstanding. Mark Noble is still an important player for West Ham, but he will be 33 before the end of the season.
And aside from those two, David Moyes has little to choose from.
It is vital that the east London outfit add some real athleticism and power to their midfield this month.
Sky Sports claimed last West Ham want to sign Benfica’s young sensation Gedson Fernandes.
Portuguese outlet Record claims that the Primeira Liga side would accept around £34 million for the 20-year-old.
Football Insider, meanwhile, claims that the Hammers want Genk midfielder Sander Berge, who is valued between £10-20 million by the Belgian side.
And ExWHUemployee has claimed that the east Londoners are assessing their options before going all out for the Portuguese youngster:
The club/Moyes considering whether others including Sander Berge offer more value for money https://t.co/yFWE5wNGoe
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 7, 2020
Now, both players are supremely talented, and will undoubtedly go on to become stars in the game, so West Ham fans will surely be happy if either of them move to the London Stadium this month.
It could actually be argued, however, that Berge is more the type of player who the Hammers actually need. He is big, powerful and tenacious in the tackle, whilst Fernandes is more technically gifted.
But as previously mentioned, either player arriving at West Ham would be a real statement of intent from the club.