With Slaven Bilic confirming that Dimitri Payet wants to leave West Ham United, we take a look at three players they could replace him with.
Ever Banega (Inter Milan)
Replacing someone with Payet’s skill will be a tough task for West Ham, but Banega is blessed with similar match winning qualities.
The Argentine is talented in possession, and is very hard for opposition defenders to mark.
Banega has scored twice and claimed four assists in 16 Serie A matches so far this season for Inter Milan.
Ross Barkley (Everton)
Barkley’s future at Everton is currently up in the air, and West Ham could capitalise if they were prepared to invest.
Ronald Koeman seems to have some doubts about the England international, even though Barkley’s form has improved in recent weeks.
Barkley still has some developing to do if he is to fulfil his potential, but he does have the ability to replace a player like Payet, when on the top of his game.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City)
Sigurdsson may not have the dribbling skills of Payet, but his productivity is unquestionable.
The Icelandic international has been a consistent scorer at Premier League level for Swansea City over the last few seasons.
Sigurdsson has claimed five goals and six assists this season, and with Swansea fighting a relegation battle, he could be available in the near future.