West Ham United havr been linked with 35 year old Italian midfielder Massimo Ambrosini amidst much speculation as the transfer window nears.
The AC Milan maestro is known for his tackling, aerial ability and unbelievable leadership skills of which have most likely drawn manager Sam Allardyce’s attention. The four-time Serie A title holder is available on a free transfer and is expected to be announced later this week.
Personally, I would rather see young talent such as Lleget and Moncur be given chances in the centre of midfield than old players, that may not be up to the pace anymore. However, I said the same thing about Jussi Jaaskelainen at the beginning of the just-gone season, and he proved me wrong, along with many other Hammers fans.
Ambrosini would be a decent addition to the squad in terms of depth; however I don’t feel he will benefit the team too much, whereas as giving youngsters run outs potentially may.
For me, we need to be focusing our attention on cheaper-waged, young, pacey players that can add a bit of spark and creativity in the midfield and rip off the branding ‘hoof ball’ label from our club. We could appoint such position to Ravel Morrison, a bright prospect for the future, however the young bad-boy was sold by Manchester United for a reason despite his potential. Despite this nasty streak Morrison may hold within him, he has impressed on loan at Birmingham this season picking up many a man of the match award. Alike past players such as Julian Dicks and Paolo Di Canio, maybe a flamboyant/hard-hitting personality may benefit the team?
Do you feel Ambrosini is the way forward or do you think Allardyce should open up more opportunities to our young prodigies?