Without a doubt, West Ham made an absolute mess of summer 2016.
The club certainly brought in the numbers needed as Slaven Bilic brought European football to the London Stadium, but he was left with an unbalanced squad – lacking the required quality in crucial departments.
Yet to be offered the chance to extend his contract in east London, the coming transfer window could be crucial for the Hammers’ Croatian gaffer ahead of what may well be his final season at the club.
Inevitably, countless targets from abroad will be mentioned in the tabloids in the coming months, but would Bilic be better off chasing players already proven at West Ham, one of English football’s most unique clubs?
The old adage says you should never go back in football, but could signing a former charger prove a masterstroke on Bilic’s part?
With that in mind, let us know which ex-Hammers you’d welcome back to the club by voting below, giving each suggestion a thumbs up or a thumbs down.