Three players West Ham could sign with Unai Emery connections

Former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery is reportedly one of the frontrunners for the vacant West Ham United manager’s job, after it was announced on Wednesday that David Moyes’ expiring contract wasn’t going to be extended.

The Spaniard is out of a job having been sacked by PSG following a disappointing campaign in which they were knocked out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage by Real Madrid, and he may well be looking for a quick route back into football.

Whether that will be at the London Stadium remains to be seen, but Irons joint-owner David Sullivan said in a statement on Thursday that the east London outfit are close to appointing a manager “who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game”, and he certainly fits into that category given that he has won the Europa League on three occasions, as well as the Ligue 1 title this term.

If the 46-year-old does get the gig, he may well be keen to bring players he has worked with previously with him to the capital, and that could include stars from the French club and Sevilla.

Here are three players West Ham could sign with Emery connections, if he is appointed…