West Ham should not pay £15m for Harry Arter

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes looks on before the English FA Cup third round football match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at New Meadow stadium in Shrewsbury,...

West Ham have been told the price they must pay to sign the Bournemouth midfielder.

Harry Arter of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.

West Ham United are determined to bolster their midfield resources this month as manager David Moyes aims to help the club stay up.

Bournemouth's Harry Arter is one player that is on West Ham's radar, but the London club have been told they will have to pay £15 million in order to secure a deal, as reported by The Mirror.

Harry Arter of AFC Bournemouth celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town at Vitality Stadium on November 18,...

With Mark Noble having struggled at times this season it is clear that West Ham require investment in midfield, but Arter doesn't appear to be the best possible solution to the problem.

The Republic of Ireland international is impressive at retaining possession but isn't especially dynamic and West Ham require a player who can contribute more towards their attacking momentum.

Harry Arter of AFC Bournemouth and Tom Carroll of Swansea City in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth at Liberty Stadium on November 25, 2017 in...

West Ham would be better off looking elsewhere as they seek to improve their squad and it seems clear that the acquisition of Arter wouldn't be sufficient to help the club get out of their current situation.

Moyes' side are in 15th place in the Premier League but are just two points clear of the relegation zone and know that they have much work to do in order to preserve their top flight status.

 

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