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West Ham United Want Another Winger: Is Bilic Out Of His Mind?

This could have been West Ham United’s season when they made it big but what happened, in reality, was the exact opposite. The Hammers switched to a much-bigger Olympic Stadium, bidding goodbye to Upton Park which used to be their home for more than a century. They also had a chance to make it the Europa League if they could win the playoffs. But, nothing has gone their way and you gotta feel bad for them. After 13 games, the Hammers are languishing at 16th in the table and desperately needs some kind of inspiration to keep their season going.

Considering the season the Hammers have experienced up to this point, it is no surprise to see West Ham getting linked with a few January signings. Reports are claiming that the Hammers are interested in signing Rennes winger Kamil Grosicki in the January transfer window as manager Slaven Bilic is desperate for more creative players. The Polish winger is reportedly looking for a move out of Rennes and the Premier League is his preferred destination and West Ham are looking to use this opportunity to their advantage.

The last summer transfer window was pretty eventful for West Ham and the position they strengthened the most was on the flanks. The Hammers signed Andre Ayew, Sofiane Feghouli permanently and Gokhan Tore on a season-loan. They already had Michail Antonio. Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet can be deployed on the flanks as well.

Rennes' Polish forward Kamil Grosicki holds up his hands in the shape of a heart as he celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Rennes against Marseille on September 21, 2016 at the Roazhon park stadium in Rennes, western France. / AFP / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Probably the reason why they went for so many wide players is that they were assured of getting a place in the Europa League and needed more squad depth to play in so many competitions. However, that move backfired big time their failure in getting into the group stage of the Europa League. Quality players like Feghouli and Tore are therefore struggling for playing time at the East London club.

Bilic going for another winger in January makes the least sense now. There is already too much competition for places for which quality wingers like Feghouli and Tore are struggling and Grosicki will make things worse. The Polish winger is a proven player in both club football and on the international stage and will obviously be good enough for the Premier League but there is no way he should join West Ham.

Slaven Bilic has a deep and strong squad at his disposal and needs to make the best use of it. A centre-forward and a central midfielder should be on his wish list in January, not another wide player.

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