Two Positions That West Ham Need To Address In January

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by JAN KRUGER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Central Midfield

With Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in the side, West Ham are currently blessed with two brilliant central midfielders. The only issue is having a quality replacement ready as and when one of the two stars picks up an injury. The Hammers are used to picking up injuries to key players, and it is only a matter of time before Rice or Soucek pick up a knock.

West Ham did have Josh Cullen, Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez as the backup last season. Though Wilshere was always injured and along with Sanchez no longer part of the club after having their contracts expire/terminated.

On the other hand, Cullen was sold to Anderlecht where he is now enjoying regular first-team football. The Irishman had starred for the Hammers in the League Cup earlier on in the season and fans were surprised to see him sold for less than £1million.

After the summer Moyes has only had Robert Snodgrass and Mark Noble as the back-up in the midfield. Now Snodgrass has been sold to West Brom leaving only the club legend Mr West Ham as an alternative option. Noble is loved by the fans, but if the club is to progress, it has to be without him.

Noble is well into his thirties and is closing on retirement. West Ham need a younger more mobile midfielder in order to offer similar quality in place of Rice or Soucek. The best option would be for the club to sign a young prospect with the player learning from the likes of the first-team players.

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There are still over two weeks left of the transfer window meaning that there is plenty of time for the club to get these players into the club.