According to reports this evening the club have made a move to sign Gareth Barry. The England midfielder is out of contract, and spent a successful loan spell at Everton last season.
Barry has had offers from various clubs, and will no doubt spend some time to weigh up his options. West Ham could be an attractive one for Barry who is seeking regular first team football at this stage of his career.
I personally think this would be a excellent move for the club. Barry proved last season at Everton what a player he still is, and his experience could help our club to progress to that next level.