It seems as though Tottenham could be in for two players West Ham are apparently keen to sign.
Football.London have claimed that Metz striker Habib Diallo and Napoli hitman Arkadiusz Milik are two of three names on Spurs boss Jose Mourinho’s wish-list this summer.
ExWHUemployee claimed earlier this year (January 28th on the West Ham Way podcast) that Diallo, 25, is a target for Hammers boss David Moyes.
And TuttoMercatoWeb suggested in July that West Ham are in for Napoli ace Milik, 26, as well.
The Hammers are in all sorts of trouble at the moment. As things stand, we have sold three players, and not replaced any of them.
There is still just under four weeks remaining until the transfer window slams shut of course. So things could still change.
But the outlook is not good.
Tottenham have brought in Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart. Whilst none of those are household names, two of them will certainly improve the Spurs team.
Spurs are heading in a positive direction, whilst we are heading in another. And missing out to Tottenham on either Diallo or Milik would be yet another kick in the teeth, especially when you consider just how badly we need to sign another centre-forward.
Spurs are obviously a more attractive prospect than us at the moment. Even the most ardent of fans could not disagree with that.
Our main issue, however, is why on earth has it come to this? We should have the finances, infrastructure and allure to compete with Tottenham.
But we clearly don’t at the minute. West Ham need to quickly turn things around this summer. Otherwise we could be in for another season of more despair this season.