According the the papers today West Ham are looking to capitalise on the unhappiness of striker Nicolas Anelka who has failed to settle at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Anelka, 33, only left fellow London Premiership club Chelsea a year ago, however due to the forward not enjoying his time in China, West Ham have held talks about bringing him back to the Premiership.
However, Anelka will need to take a huge paycut if any deal were to materialise, as he currently takes home £250,000 per week from Shanghai Shenhua! Although it is believed Anelka is in some sort of pay dispute with his current employer which may be another reason he is looking to move on.
Allardyce’s Track Record
Anelka will also be aware of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce’s excellent record in extending the careers of other senior players.
Jay-Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo, Youri Djorkaeff and Fernando Hierro all enjoyed successful spells in the twilight years of their playing days under Allardyce.
I am not sure how true this story is, however I do believe we will need to add some fire power to our front line in January as most of our goals are coming from midfield this season.
On another note, how good is to be a West Ham fan at the moment? With the club up to 6th in the Premier League table and a fantastic 1-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend, the future is looking bright and if you offered me 4 points from City at home and Newcastle away I would have snapped your hand off! COYI!