Afforable Arter would fit in at West Ham United

West Ham United should consider making a move for Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter.

Why Arter?

The 28-year-old may not be a name that would set the world alight, but he could potentially slot in well to the Hammers’ midfield.

It is no secret that the East London outfit have struggled in the middle of the park, with Cheikhou Kouyate and Pedro Obiang failing to impress consistently.

The midfielder recently¬†told reporters¬†that he had an “honest” conversation with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and added that “we’ll see what happens in the summer”.

Arter still has three years left on his contract, but given that Howe has not played him since January, the club may be willing to let him go for an affordable price.

Is there a risk?

Of course. There is always an element of risk with most transfers, and in this case, there is no getting away from Arter’s injury problems.

In the last three seasons, the midfielder, who has been capped 11 times by the Republic of Ireland, has struggled with hip and knee issues.

New manager Manuel Pellegrini will have his own ideas of who will strengthen the side, but Arter is worth considering.

The Bournemouth man would give more depth to the midfield, and while he may not be the star man, he would provide an option.