West Ham United will not be doing themselves any favours with move for Reyes

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is considering a move for free agent Diego Reyes, according to Sky Sports News.

What’s the word?

The East London outfit have been busy in the transfer market this summer, bringing in seven new faces so far.

The Hammers have strengthened various areas of the pitch, and it seems that the former Manchester City boss wants another defender.

Sky Sports News claims that the club, along with Newcastle United, are interested in signing Reyes, who is a free agent after leaving Porto following the expiration of his contract.

The 25-year-old spent five years playing for the Portuguese outfit, but will now seek pastures new.

Would this move work?

Reyes is certainly an established defender having racked up 53 caps for Mexico, but he was unable to make it to the World Cup due to injury.

However, it is not really a question over his quality, but more a concern over the amount of defenders West Ham already have.

Pellegrini has brought in two new centre-backs Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, and on top of that he has Winston Reid, Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna in his ranks.

Bringing in another defender would give the manager a headache that he does not need.

Strength in depth is important, but an overload of players in one position will just hurt the wage bill.