Report: Bilic wants reunion with Atiba Hutchinson, West Ham offer expected imminently

Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic is reportedly targeting Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson.

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, West Ham are prepared to make an offer for Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson.

The Hammers have suffered a spate of injuries in recent weeks, and manager Slaven Bilic may now target new signings during the January transfer window.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet report that Bilic is now pursuing a January reunion with Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, having managed the veteran during his time with the Turkish club.

Hutchinson, 32, was snapped up by Bilic back in 2013 having left PSV Eindhoven, and became a key player in midfield for Besiktas under the Croatian's management.

It's stated that West Ham have been scouting Hutchinson for the last four matches, and with Bilic seemingly confident that the Canadian international is still up to the task, Hurriyet claim that an offer from the Hammers is expected next week, ahead of the January transfer window.

West Ham may have signed midfielders Alex Song and Pedro Obiang over the summer, but with Hutchinson having the ability to play at full back, he may be seen as cover for Carl Jenkinson - or even a replacement for the Arsenal loanee after a tough season so far.

A strong, versatile and experienced player, Hutchinson could be a valuable player for West Ham if Bilic does complete a reunion next month, whilst he is already familiar with Bilic's methods - something which may help him acclimatise at Upton Park if a deal is struck.

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