World Cup Watch: West Ham can revive Mexican’s Prem career

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As our World Cup Watch series winds its way to an alphabetical end with West Ham, we offer up our last trio of potential transfer targets for Premier League clubs, set to strut their stuff in Brazil.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce knows a shrewd summer of spending is vital to his hopes of starting the next Premier League season on the right foot with some disgruntled fans requiring no excuses to get on his back.

We’ve picked out three possible signings to help reinvigorate the Hammers in 2014/15

Giovani Dos Santos – Midfielder – Mexico

Given Dos Santos spent an ill-fated spell at rivals Tottenham where he failed to make any sort of impact, many Irons will think this writer has taken leave of his senses.

However, the Mexican was only 19 back then and was not given a fair crack of the whip and has since matured into a dangerous attacking midfielder nearing his peak at 25.

At Villarreal this season he notched 11 times in 31 appearances and has a point to prove on English shores. El Tri face Cameroon in their first game of the World Cup and are priced up as the 5/4 favourites to make the perfect start.

Stefan de Vrij – Defender – Holland

From the front to the back with this promising 22-year-old Dutch centre-back, who has represented Holland at every youth level and now finds himself as a full international at a World Cup.

Having been forced to grab Roger Johnson on an emergency loan in January, central defence is an area in definite need of strengthening and the Feyenoord man has plenty of prospects.

Dmitri Kombarov – Defender – Russia

Having let George McCartney leave this summer after binning Razvan Rat midway through the season, Allardyce must be scouring the World Cup for potential left-backs.

One man who is more than worthy of consideration is Spartak Moscow’s versatile defender Kombarov, who can also operate in left midfield.

The 27-year-old is known for his pace and technical ability and would be sure to grace the Upton Park’s left flank.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.