West Ham have made an incredibly underwhelming start to their 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
The Hammers currently sit in 16th spot in the table, and are a lot closer to the relegation places than they are the European spots.
One area that really needs to be improved is central midfield. Declan Rice has been one of West Ham’s best performers over the past 18 months, but he needs more support.
Mark Noble hardly puts a foot wrong, but he is not getting any younger, and the Hammers are crying out for more dynamism in the middle of the park.
Enter Abdoulaye Toure.
Football Insider claimed last week that West Ham want to sign the £12 million-rated Nantes midfielder, and Manuel Pellegrini must do everything within his power to bring the powerful Frenchman to the London Stadium in January.
Get it done West Ham!
The 6ft 2in destroyer possesses all of the attributes that the Hammers currently lack in midfield. He is powerfully built, dynamic, has plenty of stamina, and has the ability to carry the rest of his team of his shoulders when things are going wrong.
West Ham need more characters in their team, and Toure certainly is one of those. His gangly playing style is similar to that of Arsenal great Patrick Vieira, and whilst it would be unfair to compare the two, the Nantes ace definitely has the potential to go on and become a Premier League great.
For just £12 million, West Ham cannot afford to miss out on Toure.
The Frenchman would totally transform the Hammers as a team. He would make them a more fearsome proposition for opposing sides. And the east London outfit must act now before other teams enter the race for the Nantes star.