Is Moyes looking to bring ex-United midfielder Kagawa to West Ham?

West Ham aren’t even safe yet, but it seems that transfer rumours are flying around. Will Moyes bring ex-United players to East London?

It seems that every year the silly season starts earlier and earlier. Rumours connecting players and clubs start well before seasons end or transfer windows are close to opening. As of now, it seems West Ham’s entry to the rumour mill has already happened.

David Moyes, if he is still going to be West Ham manager next season, will already be planning the summer. He will want reinforcements to try and push the Hammers up the league. So it’s only likely that he will call on players he knows. The former player being linked this time is ex-United and Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Now I have already seen reactions on both sides from fans. Some think that there’s no way a player like Kagawa will join the Hammers, whilst others think the club should be aiming higher. For me I think he would be a great addition, and if he’s willing to consider the Premier League again then I’d be all over that.

He is a more attacking minded central midfielder, and whilst he maybe isn’t explosively cutting at all points he is an extremely efficient player, and one that doesn’t like to give the ball away. If Joao Mario is going to cost 30m+ then Kagawa could be a great alternative. If he could be persuaded to join.

Kagawa has Champions League experience and is a shining example of a down to earth footballer. Players like him are going to benefit the current Hammers side more than players who are potentially more eye catching and come with an ego. At 29 years old however, he’s no spring chicken and we could look at younger players.

That being said, if we were to sign Kagawa this summer I’d be very happy. How would you all feel about the Japanese midfielder joining? Would you want to spend out on the Dortmund player? Or turn our attention elsewhere?