Opinion: Why Serie A man is West Ham’s ideal summer signing

West Ham all of a sudden find themselves in a spot of bother – with some supporters turning their attention to the summer and bringing fresh blood to the club.

The Hammers are without a win in their last seven games in all competitions and a significant number of fans left the ground at half-time during the weekend’s 6-0 defeat against Arsenal. 

The atmosphere has become toxic at the moment and David Moyes is fighting for his job. According to widespread reports, West Ham are keen to wait to see an upturn in fortune before offering a new deal to Moyes, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season. 

On top of that, West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has been linked with a move to Liverpool, and if that happens it could be a big blow to the club. 

Of course, things can take a positive turn from here on. Moyes has proved himself time and again that he is the right man for the job. 

With things not going right on the pitch, it seems that West Ham are already preparing for a major summer overhaul. 

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, the Hammers are one of the two Premier League clubs that are keeping close tabs on Genoa attacking midfielder Albert Gudmundsson. 

The Iceland international joined Genoa in the January window of 2021-22 season. He has made 71 appearances for the Italian club and has scored 26 goals. 

Last season, he managed 14 goals in all competitions. This season, he has managed 11 goals thus far, showing he could be someone to solve West Ham’s goalscoring problems. 

Gudmundsson is enjoying the best form of his life and West Ham must prioritise signing the midfielder next summer. Obviously, it will take a handsome offer to lure him away, but that’s the price you’ve to way to sign for a quality midfielder.

Gudmundsson is a different type of player from what West Ham have already. Unlike other attacking midfielders in the modern game, who love to cut inside from wide areas, the Icelander plays mainly in the number 10 role or on the right. 

With the West Ham midfield looking lacking in energy at times this season and due to an over-reliance on Lucas Paqueta, landing the Icelandic star in the summer could be a masterstroke for the Hammers.