West Ham United linked with January swoop for Almiron, fans react

West Ham United have their fair share of injury problems that are affecting the middle third of their team.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini is without Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez, and now, winger Andriy Yarmolenko is expected to be on the sidelines for six months with an Achilles problem.

This may cause the club to dip into the transfer market when it reopens in January.

Already, reports have emerged claiming that the Hammers are leading the race for Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron.

According to TYC Sports, the MLS club have lined up a move for Gonzalo Martinez as they believe that Almiron will join West Ham in the winter.

The 24-year-old, who has been capped 13 times by Paraguay, has made 65 appearances for Atlanta since joining the club in 2016.

In that time the attack-minded star has scored 21 goals and created 21 assists.

It is fair to say that the Premier League is a much more competitive division than that in the United States, but some West Ham fans have been left impressed by Almiron’s qualities.