Three midfielders West Ham should target in January

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United celebrates their win at the end of  the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke...

West Ham boss David Moyes has expressed his desire to sign a midfielder in January.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...

David Moyes is expected to dip into the transfer market when the window opens in a fortnight. 

The West Ham boss has guided the Hammers, who are now unbeaten in three matches, to 15th in the Premier League and will be hoping to add to his squad to push them further up the table. 

Despite recent success, Moyes has suffered a blow in midfield with the loss of Edimilson Fernandes who has an ankle injury that may require surgery. The former Everton manager stated in the London Evening Standard that he'll be looking for more cover in midfield. Here are three players West Ham could target: 

William Carvalho

West Ham's summer pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho was no secret. The two clubs were embroiled in a row with the Portuguese club threatening to report the Hammers to FIFA for an illegal pursuit of the player. 

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona conducts the ball past William Carvalho of Sporting CP during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Sporting CP at Camp Nou on...Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona conducts the ball past William Carvalho of Sporting CP during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Sporting CP at Camp Nou on...

The Sun revealed earlier this month that the issue has been resolved and the Hammers may return with another offer for the 25-year-old. Carvalho will bring high energy and good protection to the West Ham defence while he also has the ability to start attacks and unlock defences with his passing ability. Moyes' teams lacks quality in the middle of the park and the Portuguese international can take West Ham up another level. 

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere has started the last two Premier League games for Arsenal however they're the only league games he has started and it may have came too little too late.

Jack Wilshire of Arsenal holds up Mikel Merino of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on December 16, 2017 in London,...Jack Wilshire of Arsenal holds up Mikel Merino of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on December 16, 2017 in London,...

With West Ham's recent upturn, Moyes, who expressed his interest in the Arsenal man in the Mirror,  may be able to convince Wilshere to move to the London Stadium, with a loan move the more likely option. Wilshere will want more consistent game time to push for a place in England's World Cup squad. The 25-year-old would bring more creativity and dynamism from midfield and help push West Ham further up the league. 

Harry Arter

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has emerged as one of Moyes' top January targets. The Sun claim that West Ham are set to launch a £15m bid to take the Irish international away from the Vitality Stadium. 

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United escapes the challenge from Harry Arter of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford...Jesse Lingard of Manchester United escapes the challenge from Harry Arter of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford...

Arter, who was born in South East London, is considered as someone who could be the long term replacement to Mark Noble. They're similar kinds of players and both local lads. The 27-year-old has had a mixed season, having played just nine times in the Premier League for Eddie Howe's side so a move to the London Stadium may tempt him. 

 

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