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Ander Herrera should be option number one at West Ham, not Wanyama

West Ham have been linked by Football Insider as readying a loan deal for Victor Wanyama but should be looking at snatching Manchester United ace Ander Herrera, who The Sun claim could leave in January.

What’s the word?

Football Insider understands that West Ham are set to launch a move in January with hopes of bringing Tottenham Hotspur’s defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama to the club on loan.

Supposedly, a well-placed source told the publication Manuel Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos are admirers of the Kenya international and feel he would add quality during the mid-season window.

The 27-year-old is hardly a regularly for Spurs, either, only featuring in three Premier League games from the bench this season.

Ander Herrera, on the other hand, is being linked with an early exit from Old Trafford by The Sun, who claim the energetic midfielder could be allowed to leave in January for as little as £3m-£5m, even with a current Transfermarkt value of £27m.

Bargain at that price

If Manchester United are seriously willing to let Ander Herrera leave for £5m or less, then West Ham must pitch their tent at the head of the likely queue for his signature.

Herrera will be able to sign pre-contract arrangements with foreign clubs from January, which could see the Bilbao-born star receive a sizable signing on bonus as a free transfer.

Back in 2014, the Spaniard cost United £32million after he paid his own release clause to force a move from Athletic Bilbao. Now, though, the situation is different and the player no longer appears as keen to be a Red Devil with contract talks, suggested by The Sun, to be at a deadlock in what is the 29-year-old’s final year at Old Trafford as things stand.

Instead of focusing on bringing in another defensive midfielder while Declan Rice stars in the role, Pellegrini should be looking at getting the lively Spaniard capped twice by his country.

Even though he has been an irregular inclusion under Jose Mourinho with just four substitute appearances and one start this season, Herrera is an extremely strong all rounder who can win the ball, be effective in possession of it and score goals.

Robert Snodgrass in the centre has impressed, but having the 29-year-old in the Irons midfield instead would make a huge difference.

Article title: Ander Herrera should be option number one at West Ham, not Wanyama

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