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Sport Lingard 1 of 4 signings in GSB £100m spending spree: Predicted West Ham XI for 2021/22 - opinion

00:15  09 june  2021
00:15  09 june  2021 Source:   footballfancast.com

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West Ham United could be set for a historic summer if they play their cards right.

After staving off relegation with one game to go last year, David Moyes has steered the Irons in the Europa League, with their highest finish in 22 years.

They needed a little fortune to swing their way, especially after losing so many players to injury over the final few months of the season but if anything, it provided both the manager and the club’s ownership, GSB, with a major warning.

The Scotsman needs additions if the Hammers are to remain competitive, so here’s how his line-up could look should he get backed in the transfer market…

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It’s no secret that there are two top priorities this summer.

The first is their need for another frontline addition. After the club sold club-record flop Sebastian Haller to Ajax in January, Moyes was left with only one senior striker with the injury-prone Michail Antonio, who isn’t even a centre-forward by trade.

They cannot risk going into 2021/22 without at least one reinforcement in this role and Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham is not only thought to be amongst Moyes’ top targets but is also reportedly free to leave Stamford Bridge.

According to the Daily Mail, the 58-year-old would pay around £25m for his signature.

Another priority is signing Jesse Lingard permanently from Manchester United, something that seems likely once the Scot’s contract extension is announced.

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“I hope Jesse’s here, we’d like to keep him, he’s done an exceptional job for us but there’s no guarantees, he’s not our player,” Moyes claimed after the final game of the season.

A fee of around £30m has been mooted.

But the spending cannot stop there, the current squad is still weak in terms of strength in depth, which is why Moyes is thought to want a new ‘top-level’ central defender, as per Football Insider.

Someone who fits the bill is Fiorentina colossus Nikola Milenkovic, who has been linked to East London in recent months. He would be expected to cost around €30m (£25m) and would be a considerable upgrade to their current options, slotting in nicely alongside Angelo Ogbonna.

The fourth and final addition to Moyes’ ranks could be between the sticks as Lukasz Fabianksi is getting no younger. A clear contender here is relegated West Brom shot-stopper Sam Johnstone, who made his England debut this week and has been of interest to West Ham.

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According to the Express & Star, the 28-year-old has a £20m asking price, which would take GSB’s total spend to around £100m, so here’s the team in full.

Predicted West Ham XI: Johnstone; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Milenkovic, Coufal; Soucek, Rice, Lingard; Benrahma, Bowen, Abraham

AND in other news, West Ham insider details potential Lingard boost that’ll have fans and Moyes buzzing

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West Ham may end up with new top earner next season as transfer report on £20m target emerges .
Lingard could be set for a major pay rise this summerLingard spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at the Hammers, but has since returned to Old Trafford. He has one year remaining on his contract with the Red Devils, but Lingard is reportedly keen on leaving the club in order to get regular playing time.

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