By Dave Langton
West Ham are considering a very, very cheeky bid for Gerard Pique at Barcelona as we look to strengthen their defence.
Pique is 34 and is a veteran of multiple campaigns with both Manchester United and the Catalan giants.
He has won everything there is to win and any move to bring him in would, naturally, be remarkably difficult to pull off!
He’s earning something close to a fortune at the Camp Nou but he may be willing to swap what is fast becoming mediocrity in Spain for a genuine Premier League challenge which remains the biggest league in the world and would be a fitting end to his career
Should Moyes decide central defence is a priority in the wake of Angelo Ogbonna’s injury blow Pique may be a target under discussion despite him being right sided.
As we say, there’s no guarantee at all of the World Cup winner rocking up in east London, but a cheeky bid would be a big sign of our ambitions and encourage other players.
Barca are desperate to cut costs and may be open to getting Pique off the wage bill, although he would have to take a massive pay cut to make a move happen.
Ultimately, it’ll come down to the player.