West Ham United have reportedly put Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart at the top of their summer shopping list.
According to a report in The Sun earlier in the month, West Ham have placed Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart at the top of their summer shopping list as Slaven Bilic attempts to bolster his goalkeeper options.
But rather than spend £15 million on Hart, perhaps it may be worth considering pursuing another Premier League-winning stopper.
Kasper Schmeichel is arguably one of the finest between the sticks in the English game currently and rarely has an off-day. Nevertheless, Leicester City’s disappointing form has left them in serious danger of being relegated one year after their incredible title win.
And if the Foxes did go down, not only would they struggle to keep him at the King Power Stadium, but it would also be difficult for them to request the kind of fee that a player of his quality would normally command.
The Hammers would surely be making an upgrade on the options they already have – both Adrian and Darren Randolph are arguably good enough to play regularly at the highest level – if they decided to make a move for Schmeichel.
The Denmark international is 30-years-old so should have his best years in front of him, so if Leicester are relegated or if the Hammers hierarchy are unable to land Hart, then a move for Schmeichel simply has to become a priority.
It could prove to be a pivotal deal in West Ham’s recent history if they pulled it off.