How will signing the Anfield man help prevent Upton Park from the drop? Any ideas?
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West Ham will make a January move for Liverpool flop Christian Poulsen if Avram Grant hangs on to his job at Upton Park, Goal.com UK can reveal.
The Hammers have made the Danish midfielder a target as they look to toughen up a squad that sits rock bottom in the Premier League at the halfway point of the season.
Goal.com UK revealed in November that Liverpool are prepared to sell Poulsen in the January transfer window after he failure to make an impact at Anfield following his £4.5 million summer switch from Italian giants Juventus.
West Ham believe they will be able to sign Poulsen for a cut-price £3m as they desperately seek to avoid relegation. The 30-year-old has found himself out of favour under Reds manager Roy Hodgson after falling behind Raul Meireles and Lucas in the pecking order. (Goal.com)
As if things at Upton Park weren’t bad enough, why the hell would Avram Grant want to make things worse by purchasing a player who really does not appear to be able to operate effectively in the speedy Premier League. It’s not that the Danish international is a bad player but it does seem he struggles to keep up with the play and his main task as a defensive midfielder is to offer real strength and power to help propel the opposition, something he has done very little of so far for Liverpool.
In Italy he had more time to access his options and to decide how to get involved in the play and it seems that the 30 year old just isn’t really up to the task in the English game and one would have thought that at the wrong end of the table he may be even less of a effective presence where every mistake will count double as the east London side attempts to beat the drop.
Given that West Ham have Scott Parker as the fulcrum of their midfield a move for Poulsen seems even less relevant and Grant would do better to bring in some more attacking options to help put away the chances that come their way.
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