West Ham United have enjoyed a brilliant summer in the transfer market so far as Manuel Pellegrini makes his mark on the east London club, and they are close to having the perfect window.
The Chilean boss has strengthen between the sticks with the addition of Lukasz Fabianski, in defence with Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks joining, while they have boosted their attack with Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko signing in big-money deals.
However, despite the arrival of Jack Wilshere on a free, Pellegrini may feel that he needs another option in the middle of the park with the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble not having the best 2017/18 campaigns.
One option that starred for his country at the World Cup could be TK Quanjian midfielder Axel Witsel, rated at £18m by Transfermarkt, who was a key player for Belgium as they secured a third-place finish in Russia.
The 29-year-old often played a defensive role in the centre for Roberto Martinez’s men, and he showed how good he can be by making 11 interceptions, six interceptions and nine blocks in his six appearances, while he impressed on the ball with an impressive passing accuracy of 94% and having completed all six of the dribbles he attempted, as per WhoScored.com.
If Pellegrini, who has been urged to avoid signing an attacker from the club’s London rivals by Irons fans, could bring Witsel back to Europe to boost his team there is no doubt that it would complete the perfect summer for the club in what has been an exciting few months, and he could help them achieve the top seven finish they will surely be aiming for in the upcoming season.