As West Ham prepare for a summer of huge transfers, there are a few Premier League worthy players inside the three teams that were unfortunately relegated.
Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff couldn’t beat the drop this campaign as they dropped down to the Championship.
The Hammers finished the season comfortably in 10th place as they claimed the final spot in the top half of the table.
However, Pellegrini will want his side to push on from this season and achieve a higher finish come this time next year.
Signings need to be made to improve the squad as a whole and the club should consider making a move for some of these relegated stars.
The Terriers, Bluebirds and Cottagers all have players that are more than capable to play Premier League football again next season.
Here are a few of the players from the three clubs that would improve the current West Ham side.
The Serbian striker is a wanted man since Fulham’s relegation back to the Championship.
Mitrovic is a powerhouse of a forward and is deadly in front of goal, his aerial ability is also a key part of his play.
The 24-year-old netted 11 times last season and provided three assists.
The forward would provide the Hammers with a different attacking option and he would certainly provide goals.
The Australian midfielder was a bargain for the Terriers and has been outstanding throughout Huddersfield’s two-year stay in the Premier League.
Mooy found the back of the net three times but also provided the one assist in a season where everything went wrong for the bottom club.
The central-midfielder is known for his passing ability and his stats have contributed to 18% of his side’s goals this season.
Mooy has all the qualities to fit into the West Ham midfield and provide something extra going forward.
Billing has come through youth development at Huddersfield and has now cemented himself in to the first team.
At just 22-years-old, the midfielder has bags of potential and has learnt a lot playing alongside Mooy.
The youngster scored twice in 27 league games but his performances could not help Huddersfield avoid the dreaded drop.
The midfielder would be a good signing for the Hammers as he fits their style of play and he provides good defensive qualities that West Ham have lacked this season.
Alfie Mawson has had a dreadful time during his last two seasons.
Relegated with Swansea last season and then relegated with Fulham this time around, Mawson has not been able to make an impact.
However, he is a good defender and has the quality to play in the Premier League.
Bamba joined the Bluebirds in the summer of 2016 and has been a rock at the back for the club ever since.
However, following Cardiff’s relegation to the Championship this season, a move away for the 34-year-old could be on.
As well as his defensive qualities, the Ivory Coast international has scored four times this season which shows his attacking threat when in the box.
A strong and experienced centre-back would help solidify the West ham defence but his age could be an issue in the long run.
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