Trevor Sinclair offers reassurances to Pablo Zabaleta over West Ham move

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta during the prss conference

Manchester City legend Pablo Zabaleta has been linked with a move to West Ham United this summer.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

After securing Premier League safety West Ham United will now be turning their attentions to the summer transfer window.

Slaven Bilic has already been heavily linked with a host of moves for the likes of Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Pablo Zabaleta.

His side has failed to live up to lofty expectations this season after a stunning farewell campaign at the Boleyn Ground.

A bigger pitch at the Olympic Stadium and lack of real athletes possessing the kind of pace needed to thrive in the Premier League have been highlighted as reasons behind West Ham's disappointing season.

Another problem position for the last two seasons has been at right back with Michail Antonio spending much of his time filling in there and Sam Byram struggling to truly establish himself in the role.

According to the Evening Standard, the Hammers are waiting to hear whether the 32-year-old Argentine will become their first summer signing.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates at the end of the matchManchester City legend Pablo Zabaleta is leaving the Etihad this summer

As the Etihad hero mulls over his next move, one man who knows both clubs, Trevor Sinclair, has offered him reassurances over the move.

Boyhood City fan Sinclair served both clubs with distinction and is a legend at West Ham having been part of the side which recorded the club's highest ever Premier League finish of fifth under Harry Redknapp.

And the ex England winger took to Twitter to air his views.

"This man (Zabaleta) epitomises courage and determination," Sinclair said on Twitter.

Manchester City's Trevor Sinclair watching the matchTrevor Sinclair

"Blues fans will give him the send off he deserves tonight (his final home game vs West Bromwich Albion).

"If Zaba joins the Hammers he'll definitely get a great East London welcome. Come on you Irons."

The right back has been one of the best and most consistent performers in the Premier League over the last decade.

He was hailed as the best right back in the Premier League by Manchester United legend Gary Neville.

His signing would buy West Ham more time to find a long-term successor in that role and provide great experience for Byram to learn from.

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