According to Marca, West Ham are lining up a summer swoop for Miguel Layun, but do they need the Mexican full back?
It’s been a pretty long season for West Ham fans, but the Hammers secured their safety on Saturday with a 2-0 win at Leicester.
Beyond the obvious relief of avoiding the drop, fans can now look towards the summer transfer window and next season.
While the spine of the team is an obvious concern to most fans, reports suggest they are lining up a move for Layun, who can play in either full back position.
The 29 year-old Mexican international is a Porto player, but has been on loan at Sevilla since January, making 1.8 tackles per game with the Spanish club.
The report from Marca claims the Hammers are already speaking to his agents, but while the international can certainly boast experience and versatility, it seems an odd move to make.
Aaron Cresswell has taken a lot of stick from fans in recent weeks, but despite his defensive frailties he is still a good player, and leads the team in assists this season despite spending plenty of time at centre back.
Arthur Masuaku is best when he’s attacking, but he can certainly perform at left back, and the right manager and system might just turn the Frenchman into a top full back.
Of course there is the argument that Layun could play on the right side for the Hammers, but with the owners unlikely to splash out all over the pitch, they would be much better served spending their money on the positions in dire need of strengthening, like goalkeeper and centre midfield.
So, West Ham fans, would you back a summer move for Miguel Layun? Let us know by voting in the poll below…