Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that he doesn’t see ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey would fit at the Hammers.
A report from CalcioMercato this week suggested that West Ham are in pole position to bring the Welsh international back to England following a difficult spell in Serie A with Juventus.
Ramsey left Arsenal in 2019, but has scored just six times in more than 50 appearances for the Old Lady, although he has added both the Serie A title and the Supercoppa Italiana to his medal collection.
But the midfielder has been in and out the team under Andrea Pirlo this campaign, with a number of muscular injuries working against him, although he’s never been first-choice under the former Juventus ace.
And whilst McAvennie recognises Ramsey’s quality, with Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in the form of their respective careers, he thinks the Welshman would struggle for regular football should he to move to the London Stadium.
Former Hammers striker McAvennie told Football FanCast:
“I think he would be a good signing for them, but I don’t know where they would play him. I think Soucek and Rice have got the midfield tied up.”
But could Ramsey potentially further forward in a more attacking midfield role ahead of Soucek and Rice?
“But what would you do with Benrahma? That’s where he plays and he’s been playing really well.
“I know Ramsey is a good player. Would he want to come, because they’re not going to drop Soucek or Rice, so he’s going to be fighting with Benrahma. I don’t know if it’s a good one for West Ham. Talented boy, Arsenal through and through from what I gather, so would he want to come and fight for West Ham? I don’t know.
“Would he leave Juventus to come and leave West Ham, I think other teams will come in for him because I wouldn’t drop Soucek and Rice and Benrahma is starting to become a player that David Moyes can rely on and trust.”
Ramsey is heading to the stage in his career where his next move could be his last, and with West Ham’s midfield looking more complete than ever, the London Stadium wouldn’t appear the right fit for the Welsh international.