If West Ham United are able to complete the signing of Darren Fletcher from Manchester United then they will have completed one of the best buys of the January transfer window.
Fletcher may be entering the twilight of his career, but his addition could be crucial to Sam Allardyce's side's chances this season.
West Ham are challenging for a European place and Fletcher's experience in the dressing room would be imperative to them being able to achieve this.
The Hammers have accomplished their success due to the rawness of their squad - with many of their first-team having little experience of a Champions League chase in the Premier League.
However, with the campaign hotting up, the knowhow of players like Fletcher would be a massive bonus for the side.
If Allardyce could introduce the Scotland international into the team alongside Alex Song then they would have a central-midfield pairing who know all about competing for the title in England and it would be a major boost to their chances of success.
Although Fletcher would not be a guaranteed starter in every game at the Boleyn Ground, due to their wealth of options in midfield, his addition is a no-brainer for the side and he could be the difference maker in the second part of the campaign.