West Ham set for sensational swap deal to land £13.3million-rated Nacer Chadli

According to talkSPORT, West Ham and West Brom are in discussion regarding a swap deal which would see Nacer Chadli moving to the London Stadium, in exchange for Andre Ayew.

What’s the Story?

West Ham and West Brom may well be on the verge of a sensational swap deal, with Andre Ayew heading to Birmingham and Nacer Chadli heading to London.

The Belgian has been surprisingly left out of West Brom’s pre-season trip to Austria and reports of a bust up with manager Tony Pulis emerged. The 27-year-old is unlikely to be a Baggies player for much longer and, with West Brom desperate to land Andre Ayew, talks of a swap deal between West Brom and West Ham are escalating.

How good was Chadli last season?

Chadli had an impressive, if a little understated first season at the Hawthorns. The Belgian featured 32 times in all competitions for the Baggies, netting 5 times and providing as many assists.

While the 27-year-old certainly injected some much needed flair into an often difficult to watch West Brom side, he failed to deliver in big games and seemed rather uninterested toward the end of the season.

Would Chadli be a good signing for West Ham?

This is a tough one. Chadli, who is valued at £13.3million by Transfermarkt could certainly create some balance in the team, providing some width on the left to mirror Michail Antonio’s dominance on the right flank.

However, his performances were comparable with Andre Ayew’s last season and a swap deal would represent less of an upgrade and more of a gamble for the Hammers.