West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is well known for being a bit of a wheeler-dealer in the transfer market. During his days in charge of Bolton Wanderers, he sourced ageing talent from across Europe to enrich the quality of football at the Reebok Stadium, whilst his signings of Kevin Nolan last season and Andy Carroll on loan this year have proved to be masterstrokes.
The Hammers have performed above expectations in the Premier League, being clear of relegation with four games still to play. But the fans will expect further improvement next season, and for their manager to build a team fit for the new Olympic stadium.
To help out Big Sam, we’ve complied a list of five stars from around Europe he should look to bring to East London in the next transfer window.