William Carvalho could be vital to get the best out of Moyes' new West Ham formation

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

The Portuguese international could add something special to the heart of West Ham United's team.

Andre Gomes of Barcelona holds off Cristiano Piccini of Sporting Lisbon and William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and...

As reported by Sky Sports earlier this week, West Ham United and Sporting Lisbon have put their disagreement behind them following the ill-fated pursuit of William Carvalho last summer, so could the Hammers try again for the midfielder?

While there is no suggestion of that for now, William could in fact be perfect to get the best out of new West Ham manager David Moyes' formation, which almost worked perfectly against league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

Moyes played three centre-backs and three midfielders, and the central trio ensured there was additional energy in a side that has too often under-performed this season.

West Ham manager David Moyes looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Manchester, England.

If William arrived at the London Stadium, he could offer the steel in the centre that allows his midfield colleagues to push further forward, adding more goal threat and supporting attackers that have not always been well served.

At 25, William is arguably reaching his peak and he would be an outstanding addition to a West Ham side that could still end the season on a high despite their disappointing form to date.

Moyes appears to be getting it right on the training field; no he just needs the right players in the right positions and William is one he should not watch pass by if he can help it.

Sporting's Dutch forward Bas Dost (2L), French goalkeeper Romain Salin (L), Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio (C), Portuguese midfielder William de Carvalho (2R) and Portuguese defender...

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