The upcoming January transfer window will be an extremely important one for West Ham United.
West Ham boss David Moyes absolutely must sign at least two top-class players in January if we are to maintain our push for the Champions League places between now and the end of the season.
The Scot’s main two priorities should be to sign an established and proven goalscorer as well as an elite centre-back.
It is being rumoured that the Hammers manager is looking to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium as well though.
The Daily Star claims that West Ham are eying a January swoop for Juventus man Aaron Ramsey.
The 71-capped Wales international is allegedly all set to leave the Turin giants on a free transfer in January.
West Ham would be crazy to make January transfer window swoop for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey
The 30-year-old is allegedly demanding a three-and-a-half year deal worth £230k-a-week (The Daily Star).
That works out at a staggering £42 million up until the summer of 2025.
We have a very simple message for David Moyes: Avoid the Juve midfielder at all costs. Not only do West Ham not need him but we should be putting all of our efforts into signing a centre-forward and a centre-back next month.
He doesn’t fit into the category of players David Moyes has repeatedly insisted he wants to bring to West Ham.
At 30, Ramsey is well past his best physically. He has also won numerous league titles and cups throughout his time in the game, so questions have to be asked regarding his hunger.
Another huge problem with signing the Juventus midfielder is his horrendous record with injuries.
Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Ramsey has missed 271 days of action (Transfermarkt).
Sure, Ramsey was a very good player in his day. Those days have long since passed, however. It could be argued that the 30-year-old Welshman would really struggle coming back to the Premier League at this stage of his career.
His £230k-a-week wage demands make a move to sign him an absolute no-go. If Moyes does want to strengthen his midfield ranks, then he should be looking to sign a younger, more robust and physical player than Aaron Ramsey.
Signing the former Arsenal man would be a massive mistake. Let’s hope that Moyes actually isn’t in for Ramsey because it could end up being a very expensive error if he is.