With all of West Ham’s future attacking promise, it will still be essential for ‘Big Sam’ to make sure that his side don’t concede goals. Not only is Mohammed Diame the Hammer’s one real defensive anchorman, but bigger sides such as Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in his services.
So a swoop for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia will be a great like-for-like purchase. The Cameroon international just won the Europa League trophy with Sevilla and is the perfect player to link the Hammer’s defence to their new flowing attack.
Reports suggest that QPR will sell him for as little as £2.5million, with Mbia looking to be offloaded before the Premier League season begins.