In Focus: Grenier could be the bargain that West Ham have been looking for

According to the Sun, West Ham United are in discussions with Lyon for their out-of-favour midfielder, Clement Grenier.

What’s the story?

The Hammers are reportedly in discussions with Lyon’s Clement Grenier, who has been surplus to requirements for a reasonably considerable period with the Ligue 1 outfit. West Ham are allegedly keen to identify bargains as a method to augment the options that David Moyes has at his disposal, and Grenier is seen as a target who fits the bill.

The Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of the season, and while Moyes is keen to secure the former France international’s signing on a pre-contract, it is believed that Lyon will be willing to sell the midfielder for as little as £1m.

Currently, several players in the West Ham squad are nursing injuries, and reinforcements are required to ensure that the team isn’t too depleted. Accordingly, it is conceivable that this transfer will progress over the coming days.

Do they need him?

Supporters often feel disappointed when approaching fringe players from other teams; however, in this instance, it could be an exceedingly beneficial move for the Hammers.

Even if West Ham insisted on buying him now, £1m is a tiny figure in the context of today’s market, and it also resembles a low-risk move from a financial perspective.

Despite his current status at Lyon, Grenier is undoubtedly a talented player who is regarded for his proficiency from dead-ball situations and his refined passing ability.

The 27-year-old is also appreciated for his dribbling qualities; however, he does need to improve on the defensive aspects of his game. A move for Clement Grenier could prove to be a very sensible deal as far as West Ham are concerned.