West Ham are miles behind Tottenham at the moment. There is no denying that fact.
There is a way that the Hammers could close the gap on Spurs in January, however.
The two London clubs are allegedly both interested in two very promising young players.
According to the Sun, West Ham and Tottenham want to sign exciting Queens Park Rangers talent Eberechi Eze.
Meanwhile, Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato claimed last month that the Premier League duo are weighing up January bids for Hellas Verona midfield ace Sofyan Amrabat.
Eze, 21, is one of the most promising young players in England at the moment, whilst Amrabat, 23, seems to be ideally suited to the Premier League.
And if West Ham can find a way of beating Tottenham to both players in January, they would strike a double blow to their bitter London rivals.
The problem is, how will the Hammers convince both players to pick them over a Spurs side who are clearly in a better position to challenge for major honours over the next few years?
Well, the offer of regular first-team football would be a start.
At 21 and 23, Eze and Amrabat will want to play on a consistent basis, and they will have far more chance of doing that at West Ham than they would do at Tottenham.
The young Englishman and the tenacious Moroccan possess all of the qualities that the Hammers currently lack.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side need more fight and energy in the middle of the park. And Amrabat would certainly give them that.
Meanwhile, Eze would bring some much needed dynamism and pace to West Ham’s attacking play.
The two players really could transform the Hammers as a club. And beating Tottenham to their signatures would make it that little bit sweeter for the east London outfit.