Date: 6th July 2018 at 7:48am
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OPINION

West Ham fans endured a torrid season last campaign, and it culminated in a protest against the board that perhaps overstepped the mark.

However, sometimes it’s vital to make your feelings heard – and West Ham fans can’t be accused of not wanting the best for their club.

Right or wrong, it seems to have had the desired effect too.

David Moyes was jettisoned and Manuel Pellegrini was brought in. That’s set to have a dramatic effect on the way West Ham play their football next season.

New players have already started coming in, with Ryan Fredericks showing that Pellegrini wants a young, attacking team next season.

However, he’s on the brink of a deal that could be the most important pf the season for West Ham.

The Sun is reporting that Jack Wilshere is set to sign for West Ham after agreeing to take a cut in his salary to £100k-a-week.

That might sound like a lot of money but as the player is a free agent, the cost is negated.

£100k-a-week over three years is around £15million – and Wilshere at his best is a player who’s worth way more than that.

And let’s not mince words, Wilshere is a serious talent, once seen as one of the most promising players in England, and someone who Wenger compared to Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

That might be stretching things a little, but there’s no doubt that if Pellegrini can coax Wilshere back to anywhere near his best, West Ham will have a player who can propel the team back into Europe.

And if that happens, West Ham fans could well be chanting Sullivan’s name in the stands.

It’s an unlikely turnaround but optimism is very high at the London Stadium ahead of the 18/19 campaign.

Clinching a deal for Wilshere might the glue that holds everything together for Pellegrini.