West Ham and Tottenham have been offered the services of Paris Saint-Germain ace Gini Wijnaldum according to a report from 90 Min.
PSG are allegedly hawking the 31-year-old Dutchman out to numerous teams on loan with West Ham and Tottenham two of the clubs who have shown a keen interest in signing him (90 Min).
We believe that the Hammers could have two very big advantages over Spurs in the race to sign the former Liverpool man though.
West Ham boss David Moyes would be making a really shrewd move if he brings Wijnaldum to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
The same can be said of Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.
Spurs may well struggle to bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in January, however.
West Ham in driving seat to beat Tottenham to Wijnaldum signing
There are two main reasons why we believe the Hammers have a big advantage over Spurs in the race for the 85-capped Holland international’s signature.
Firstly, we have a potentially glamorous last 16 tie in the Europa League to look forward to. The likes of Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, RB Leipzig and Porto have all dropped down from the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are slugging it out in the UEFA Conference League.
Surely that in itself makes it an easy decision for Wijnaldum.
There is another key issue here though. Wijnaldum is being hawked out on loan because he is not getting regular game-time at the Parc des Princes.
The 31-year-old will be desperate to play consistently between now and the end of the season. Especially with the World Cup in Qatar on the horizon.
Now, West Ham have Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek as our main two central midfielders. Moyes has Alex Kral to call upon in reserve but it’s clear that the Scot is not entirely sold on the 23-year-old Spartak Moscow loanee.
If Wijnaldum does move to the London Stadium, there is a very good chance that he will play regularly, either as part of a central midfield three or alongside Rice in a two, alternating with Soucek.
Meanwhile at Tottenham, Conte has a plethora of central midfield options including Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso and even Bryan Gil.
Wijnaldum, who currently earns £180k-a-week at PSG (Salary Sport), is obviously a top-class player. He is a Premier League and Champions League winner. With the players mentioned above already competing for two central midfield spots at Tottenham, however, it could be argued that the Dutchman would have his work cut-out to play regularly for Conte’s side.
We think that joining West Ham would be a very wise move for Wijnaldum in January. He would be a great signing for us and we are the right club for him at this point in his career.
And if the Hammers do manage to win the race for the PSG man, it would come with the added bonus of dealing a big blow to Tottenham in the process.