Former Arsenal man Ray Parlour told talkSPORT that he feels the possibility of a deal to sign Alex Song is a no-brainer for West Ham.
The London Evening Standard has reported that West Ham are expecting to complete a deal for Song, currently recovering from an ankle problem, as he looks to build on the progress he made with the club under old boss Sam Allardyce.
“With Alex Song, he knows the club, he knows everything about the club, the people who are running it there, he knows the area to live in – He fits in straight away and he’d be a good fit,” he told talkSPORT.
Hit the ground running
The benefit with any player joining a club he’s already familiar with is that there’s no need for a notion of a settling in period.
Song doesn’t need to adjust to anything other than a slight change in style and tactics from Slaven Bilic, which should allow him to be effective quickly, once he’s fully fit.
West Ham have endured a difficult start to the season despite an impressive win on the opening day against Arsenal.
There are causes for concern for Bilic such as the back four and the discipline in his team, but Song is someone who could provide that extra authority in front of the back four, making the Hammers harder to break down in big games.
Hopefully it’s a deal that West Ham can get over the line.