West Ham United will surely have been happy with how their transfer window finished.
The Hammers certainly strengthened their side, and more importantly, they plugged the holes of departing players such as Marko Arnautovic.
Even though they managed to improve their squad, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have struggled in the opening fortnight of the Premier League after an opening day thrashing against Manchester City was followed by a 1-1 draw away at Brighton on Saturday.
With no wins yet recorded, many could sit back and wonder if West Ham didn’t bring in enough reinforcements in the window – with certain positions such as holding midfield looking bare with the injury to Mark Noble.
Former West Ham player turned BBC pundit, Don Hutchinson, took to his personal Twitter account to praise Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Michail Cuisance, who according to journalist Ronan Murphy, is set to join Bayern Munich.
Hutchinson exclaimed that the Frenchman had a ‘wand of a left foot,’ and that he tipped West Ham to sign the starlet before.
Haha another player I told West Ham to sign 2 years ago!!!! Wand of a left foot,great athlete and fantastic vision!! https://t.co/XbSAwbn9IF
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) August 16, 2019
West Ham will sleep easy though, and won’t necessarily care that the German giants are reportedly closing in on the 20-year-old, as they have never actually been credited with an interest.
That is understandable too, as no matter how good his vision is suggested to be – Cuisance is certainly not ready for a move to the Premier League at this stage of his career.
The midfielder has only started 10 games in the previous couple of seasons in Germany, with 25 of his 35 outings coming from the bench.
To say Cuisance supposedly has great vision, he has only managed 22.4 passes per game in his career [WhoScored] – a stat that would need to be significantly higher if he was to make an impact by controlling games further down the line.
He also struggles in defence, having averaged 1.2 tackles, but in terms of interceptions, clearances, and blocks – they all stand at a poor average below 0.5 [WhoScored].
Hutchinson may believe that the Hammers should have signed Cuisance, but West Ham can clearly rest easy despite missing out on the young French midfielder.