West Ham must avoid a move for Mohamed Elneny

West Ham are keen on signing £9 million-rated Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, according to Ahly.news.

The Egypt international joined the Gunners from Basel in January 2016 for £5 million, but he has really struggled in north London.

The 27-year-old has really found it hard to acclimatise to the pace and intensity of the Premier League, and because of this, the Hammers should think long and hard about bringing him to the London Stadium.

Mohamed Elneny (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)


Elneny has built his game on being a tenacious tackler, someone who can break up the opposition’s play.

West Ham have that in the shape of Declan Rice, however. And there is no way the Egyptian would play in front of the England international.

Mohamed Elneny in action for Arsenal (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Hammers are well-stocked in central midfield, with the likes of Mark Noble, Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez, so surely the £9 million it would take to sign the Egypt international would be better off spent elsewhere.

The Arsenal man has proven that is an average Premier League player at best.

And West Ham could, and should, be aiming a lot higher than the 27-year-old.

If truth be told, the Hammers really need another striker. And Elneny should not be anywhere near the top of their priority list at the moment.

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