Whilst West Ham United’s decision to part ways with manager Slaven Bilic and replace him with David Moyes back in November has somewhat steadied the ship, the Hammers remain in the bottom three and face a fight to avoid a catastrophic relegation to the Championship.
The Scot has already signalled his intention to be active in the January transfer window and add quality to a side that has won just four of their 20 Premier League matches this season.
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Recently, Moyes spoke of his desire to bring in a quality central midfielder and with Steven N’Zonzi reportedly keen on a move away from Spanish side Sevilla, the Frenchman should be made the Irons’ priority transfer target.
The 29-year-old, valued at around £25 million, has fallen down the pecking order at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, with his last first-team appearance coming more than a month ago.
A muscular, imposing figure who stands at 1.96 meters tall, N’Zonzi could prove to be the perfect screen in front of the Hammers back-line, capable of breaking up play as well as powering forward from deep.
Stints with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City between 2009 and 2015 mean that the France international would need no introduction to the rigours of the Premier League, whilst his experience in the Champions League with Sevilla makes him more than capable of performing in the top flight.
Signing N’Zonzi could prove to be a masterstroke by Moyes as he looks to climb out of the relegation zone towards the top half of the league table, where a team of West Ham’s stature will feel they belong.
Whilst the Frenchman would add steel to a side that has conceded 38 times so far this term, Moyes has also revealed his interest in adding a winger to his ranks and with Arsenal’s Theo Walcott seemingly surplus to requirements under Arsene Wenger, the Scot should look to bring the England international over to the London Stadium.
The arrival of summer signing Alexandre Lacazette has pushed the England international down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, restricting him to 13 appearances in all competitions so far, with just four of those coming in the league.
Walcott, who has previously spoken of his desire to play more centrally, would add another dimension to West Ham’s game and offer Moyes a wider range of options in the final third.
Whether the 28-year-old would be willing to make the move to the London Stadium is another matter; however, with the World Cup in Russia just around the corner, Walcott will be well aware that he needs to be playing regular first-team football if he is to earn a call-up from national team boss Gareth Southgate.
Moyes may be able to provide the former Southampton man with exactly that and a move to the Hammers would appear beneficial for all parties.