West Ham fans all want a summer swoop for Nastasic

Manuel Pellegrini was officially unveiled as the new West Ham manager on Tuesday morning, and fans have already lined up a move for one of his former players.

There will be plenty of links to former Manchester City players once Pellegrini starts his transfer business this summer.

Yaya Toure is one such name, and Pellegrini could surely get the best out of the veteran Ivorian, who is odds on to join the Hammers.

Matija Nastasic is the name on fans’ minds this morning though, as they debate a possible move for the Serbian centre back.

The Hammers are in desperate need of reinforcements at the back this summer. James Collins’ future is still uncertain, but even if he stays the Welshman will turn 35 this year. Winston Reid seems to have completely lost his form and confidence, and young Declan Rice has impressed recently but is still learning his craft.

The fans seem to be getting out ahead of the transfer rumour mill, looking at the 25 year-old Nastasic as a possible quick fix for their defence.

Nastasic played under Pellegrini at Manchester City, and is averaging an impressive two tackles and 3.2 clearances per game at Schalke this season.

The feisty centre back will be out of contract in the summer of 2019, so the German club could look to offload him for a fee this summer.

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