According to a report from Football Insider, West Ham want to sign Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Toure in January, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

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The east London outfit desperately need to bolster their central midfield department. Declan Rice is a very good player, but Mark Noble is not getting any younger. And aside from a few bright young prospects, Manuel Pellegrini has little in reserve.

And Toure would be the ideal addition for West Ham.

The powerful 25-year-old possesses everything the Hammers currently lack in the middle of the park.


Abdoulaye Toure in action (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Frenchman has great energy, is a dynamic runner and has power and pace in abundance. He is also a tenacious tackler.

Toure is in a similar mould to former West Ham man Cheikhou Kouyate.

According to French media outlet L’Equipe, the Nantes ace could be available for just £10 million, and in today’s day and age, that would represent excellent value for money for the Hammers.

And some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to speculation linking Toure with a move to east London…

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