Ten players Hammers boss Sam Allardyce should try to bring to Upton Park this month.
10. George Friend (Middlesborough)
The 22-year-old, who can alternate between left-back and centre-back, has impressed since joining Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough from Doncaster Rovers. The lanky defender has many Premier League suitors, including Aston Villa, Wigan Athletic and Fulham, and since he has never been given the chance at the highest level, maybe it is time to hand him a top-flight berth.
Sam Allardyce will like his versatility, particularly as the Hammers are lacking strength in depth at the back. West Ham should be looking at about a £2-4 million bid to prize the English defender from Teeside.