According to a report from ESPN, West Ham are keen to sign Manchester United’s want-away star Ashley Young this month.
The 34-year-old has his heart set on a move to Inter Milan, but that seems to be unlikely now, with the Italian giants closing in on the signing of Leonardo Spinazzola (ESPN).
Is he the kind of player the Hammers need?
Young is incredibly versatile, as well as being very experienced, and there would be no harm in bringing him to the London Stadium on a short-term deal.
A move for the ageing Manchester United man would be likely to infuriate the West Ham fans, however.
They want their club to bring in young and hungry players with great potential. Too many times recently the Hammers have signed washed up has-beens on expensive wages.
Young earns £120,000 per week at Old Trafford according to Spotrac, and that would surely be a problem for West Ham.
Young was a very good player in his day, but it is fair to argue that he is nowhere near the level that he once was.
And perhaps this is one that West Ham should avoid.
Watford also want Young, according to ESPN, and perhaps a return to his old club would make more sense, certainly from a sentimental perspective.