West Ham are reportedly interest in bringing in a former Premier League star who has failed to impress abroad.

In the modern game, it isn’t all that often that the top players don’t move to one of the ‘big’ clubs. While he may have had a short spell in Manchester, Wilfried Zaha spent the large majority of his career at Crystal Palace. He was constantly linked with a move away after he returned to South London, but nothing ever came of it.

Eventually, he did leave Palace, joining Galatasaray in the Summer. Despite a promising start, he has not done as well as expected in Turkey, with only 12 goal involvements in a fairly poor league.

His poor form led to him becoming a substitute to now being a benchwarmer. Fortunately for him, he may get the opportunity to shine again in England with, according to KUMB, West Ham showing interest in the Ivorian.

Obviously there are some big concerns over his age, wages and whether is the sort of player the club needs. He certainly still has that raw talent to succeed at the highest level, but you have to question whether his big payday has affected his motivation and fitness levels.

Nonetheless, the left wing is definitely a position the Hammers need to add to this Summer. In an ideal world, they will be able to bring in two players on the left and this will add some much needed depth, as well as competition.

If Zaha was more of a second-choice to start with, competing with someone younger for that spot in the starting XI it could end up being a great signing. With so many additions needed though, could our Irons spend the money on a cheaper, younger option who will benefit the club in the long term rather than just thinking about the next couple of seasons.

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