A dismal start to the 2016-17 season has seen the Hammers continue to hang around the relegation zone all season, with them ending up in 17th place just prior to the international break.
While it might be too early to tip them for an unlikely relegation battle as the season continues to unfold, West Ham’s early signs and form – which has seen them win 3, draw 2 and lose 6 aren’t promising.
However, their woeful run is part down to the injury plague troubling the talented squad, and the winter transfer window in January provides the perfect opportunity for Slaven Bilic to beef up his team.
Here are 3 cheap and effective Championship targets they could land to improve their fortunes for the 2nd phase of the season.
A defensive midfielder like Kayal could provide West Ham with much-needed creativity and protection in the middle of the park.
The Brighton & Hove Albion star looks capable of doing a better job than Kouyate who has been a shadow of himself this term.
Kayal’s defensive and offensive abilities make him West Ham’s ideal box-to-box midfielder, and making a move to the top-flight looks long overdue.
The Israeli international averages 2 defensive actions, 77% pass accuracy and 18meters pass length per game. In 6 Championship appearances, he has created 9 chances and completed 10 of his 13 attempted take-ons.