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.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
good left footed CB been great for Schalke has RCL right now but love to have & played under Pellegrini loan at City. 👍
— Joshua (@SchroerJr) May 22, 2018
— 💬 (@_C_O_Y_I_) May 22, 2018
If pellegrini wants him… I'm happy. Trust Pellegrini
— Robert Berry (@axl2slash) May 21, 2018
— Lee (@leepepperwhufc) May 21, 2018
Nastasic was always solid during his time at City; especially at the start. Would be a good addition to the CB area especially now Collins out of the picture and Reid never completing more than half a season.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 21, 2018
Yes please, 25, solid, played Premier League before. Him, Ogbonna and Rice would do nicely please
— Rob (@BobbyMac5) May 21, 2018
He’s a quality defender and still young
— Matthew Hull (@mjhull85) May 21, 2018
— J (@BurchettJason) May 21, 2018