Why West Ham should make a move for Philip Billing in the summer
Huddersfield Town, 14 points adrift from safety, look likely to spend next season playing in the Championship.
The Terriers have shown a bit more fight under new manager Jan Siewert but the harsh reality is that they don’t have the quality to sustain the demands of the Premier League. The club retained the Premier League status last season but their situation looks bleak this time around, with Siewert having just 12 games in hand to pull off a remarkable escape.
Philip Billing, 22, has been one of the Huddersfield players to have put in consistent performances this season but it will be difficult for Huddersfield to hold onto their key players.
With relegation looming large for Huddersfield Town, West Ham should make an attempt to poach Philip Billing in the summer.
West Ham have been overly dependent on Declan Rice and Mark Noble this season following injuries to Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez. Jack Wilshere, signed on a free transfer from Arsenal, has struggled to live up to the expectations at his new club and is currently out injured.
Manuel Pellegrini has an option in Pedro Obiang but the former Sampdoria man has blown hot and cold this campaign. That said, West Ham should definitely add another central midfielder to their squad and Philip Billing would fit the bill perfectly.
A tall, rangy and strong central midfielder, Philip Billing is a very good passer of the ball and is often tough to dispossess when on song. He has the ability to pick a pass and also break the opponent’s attacks from the midfield.
The former Denmark U21 international has the physicality to shrug off players and provide defensive covering to his backline and possesses the quality on the ball to move around the pitch.
Billing has the burst of pace too, with which he can maraud through the middle of the park. The 22-year-old is never afraid to shoot and is capable of delivering long-range missiles from his lethal left foot.
He is a midfielder who has everything in his locker — power, composure, creativity, poise, energy and most importantly, age to develop further.
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All in all, a move to West Ham would be perfect for Billing as Pellegrini can take his game to the next level. The midfielder has shown that he has the qualities required to excel in the Premier League and West Ham surely must sign him from the Terriers.