West Ham signing this talented 21-year-old would be a perfect addition to their midfield

West Ham opinion: West Ham should make a move for Ismaël Bennacer

West Ham spent very well in the summer, reinforcing key areas but despite that, Manuel Pellegrini still needs to add more. Their defence has looked a little shaky at times, and their front-line is in trouble, thanks to Marko Arnautovic.

However, a few players have stepped up, which includes Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson, with the two helping the Hammers pose somewhat of a threat in the top seven race. Things could get better for West Ham, but they’ll need reinforcements if they are to really reach a top seven place consistently.

Declan Rice’s rise has been unpredictable and it came at a great time but though he has impressed, only a few others have shined apart from him. The 21-year-old has partnered with the likes of Mark Noble and even Pedro Obiang, but only Noble has made himself a consistent presence.

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Add that to Jack Wilshere’s injury issues, Carlos Sanchez’s age and Obiang’s struggles and it shows why West Ham need a new midfielder.

Ismaël Bennacer would be a brilliant addition for West Ham United. The former Arsenal youth star had a bright start to his career before joining the Gunners. It was there that things went south for the 21-year-old but a move changed that.

A move to Italy helped the Algerian midfielder find his place in the football world once again, flourishing as he proved to be a vital part of Empoli. The club returned to the Serie A and more importantly, Bennacer gained a reputation for being a very intelligent and talented footballer in the middle of the park.

While he isn’t an all-action midfielder like either Rice or even Obiang, the youngster is a lot like Jack Wilshere but without all the injury issues. The Hammers have depended on either Robert Snodgrass or even their full-backs to provide the creativity but adding Ismaël Bennacer will change that.

The 21-year-old’s ability on and off the ball will prove to be crucial and that combined with his passing, creativity and even defensive work rate shows why he will make an impact.

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His stamina and tenaciousness make him good enough to be used alongside Declan Rice in the midfield as a box-to-box midfielder and it shows Bennacer’s versatility.

He arrived at Arsenal as a raw talent and has polished that at Empoli, showing why West Ham United should get him.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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