David Moyes faces a difficult task, but he has started off the summer transfer window extremely well, bringing in a couple of new faces, with surely more to come.
The Scot has added Nayef Aguerd to his side in a £30m deal, along with signing Alphonse Areola on a permanent contract following his loan spell last season from PSG. Additionally, Moyes has secured the signature of Flynn Downes from Swansea City.
Club legend Mark Noble retired following the end of the season and there will need to be some bite added into the West Ham midfield next season, and Moyes should be making a move for one player in particular.
Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has been linked with West Ham since last year and a report has claimed that the Serie A side are looking to part ways with the player, and West Ham should be acting fast to make a deal happen.
The American international played 29 times last season in all competitions, scoring four goals, while further displaying his attacking intentions by generating 2.15 shot-creating actions per match.
The 23-year-old was only cautioned once during the whole season, proving he has an incredible temperament, something that Moyes could use in the centre of midfield. His defensive abilities were also demonstrated as he won 46%of his total duels, and made one tackle and 1.1 interceptions per match.
Moyes could form a dream duo of McKennie and Rice if he makes a move for the player, who has been dubbed “irreplaceable” by Stephen Meyer.
McKennie could be available for £35m this summer and Moyes may have to offload a few fringe players in order to fund any potential move.
It has been a great summer in terms of incomings so far and the West Ham faithful will be confident a few more fresh faces can be added.