After an unsuccessful winter transfer window, every West Ham fan is demanding better, and rightly so. But what really needs to happen? Bringing in new faces is a must as the seemingly never ending issue at right back must be sorted out. It’s also about time we receive the promised striker the board failed to provide during the previous transfer window.
Constant links to every profiled striker in Europe seems to be the norm but looking closer to home is where I think our problem can be solved. Although not long term, Jermaine Defoe is our man. Promising youngsters that aren't given a chance and the next 'Lionel Messi' simply won't cut it. We need tried and trusted players to bolster our squad this summer.
We have the basis of a team that already provides quality. Recent additions of Lanzini, Obiang, and promising youngsters Fletcher and Martinez, lay the groundwork for the future of West Ham United. However, they lack experience and premier league appearances required to pull us through to the next level.
Although he hasn’t been in peak form, Mark Noble is our leader and knows exactly what the team needs, and the fans want. West Ham need players to get the right mix of quality and experience among the first team.
Getting rid of all the dead wood in the summer is just as important as bringing in new blood to the squad. Too many players that simply aren't good enough need to be sold and if players aren't going to be given a chance then why not cash in on them? New signings Sofiane Feghouli and Håvard Nordtveit, for me, aren't good enough to play in the Premier League week in week. Another player who should be packing their bags is loanee Jonathan Calleri. He might be a player one day but is currently too green and unseasoned to be put into the mix.
What are your thoughts?
Written by: Alice Dearlove - Contributor