Slaven Bilic is a big fan of the 4-2-3-1 formation but his efforts to develop a cohesive set up at West ham are presently limited by a lack of wide attacking midfielders. While Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini provide quality options that the fans have already warmed to, impact substitutions require a supply of creative and athletic options in this crucial position. Not surprisingly, west Ham have been linked with a host of wide attacking midfielders with Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Pione Sisto all linked with high profile moves to the club.
Latest news is that Forest have finally accepted a fee for Antonio, while Spurs are vying for Moses signature. However, perhaps the most exciting is Ugandan-born Danish PFA player of the year last season - Pione Sisto. Lightning fast with excellent close control along with a strong aerial presence, the 20 years old looks a real prospect and has been attracting considerable attentions from the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona.
However, with 20 hours to go, West Ham have been thrown a lifeline in their efforts to capture the wonderkid as he has indicated that contrary to earlier reports, he is still interested in a move to the Londoners. Sisto specifically took to the Danish media to rebuff suggestions that he had turned down a move to West Ham. Pione currently plays for FC Midjylland - the same club from whom we signed Winston Reid so hopefully the clubs can further develop their business relationship in the coming day!