Ray Parlour backs Francis Coquelin's potential move to West Ham United

Francis Coquelin of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on November 23, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

West Ham United have been linked with a £12 million move for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.

Ray Parlour of Arsenal Legends XI (L) shoots at goal during the charity football match between Arsenal Legends XI and World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) XI at Underhill...

Ray Parlour has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 9th January, that Francis Coquelin would be a solid signing for West Ham United.

Arsenal midfielder Coquelin is thought to be available in the January transfer window, and West Ham have been tipped as potential suitors.

The Daily Star claim that Coquelin is a £12 million target for David Moyes, and Parlour feels the Frenchman could prove a good option for the Hammers.

Francis Coquelin of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on November 23, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

“He would do okay for West Ham in that midfield area. He would do a decent job,” Parlour said.

“He’s not going to be an offensive player, he’ll be more defensive minded, but you might need that. He’s got experience, he’s played in big games, it wouldn’t be a bad signing.”

Coquelin has made 100 appearances for Arsenal over the course of his career, but he has failed to win over all of his doubters.

Francis Coquelin of Arsenal is chased by Pedro Obiang of West Ham United during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 19,...

The 26-year-old has lacked discipline at times, but he would offer West Ham energy and dynamism in midfield.

West Ham are thought to be competing with Valencia for Coquelin’s signature, with interest rising in the midfielder.

Moyes is yet to make a signing in the January transfer window, but the Scottish boss is known to have money to spend at the London Stadium in the coming weeks.

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