Arguably one of the most criticised players in the Liverpool side, Stewart Downing, is reportedly set to back his bags and leave Anfield for good this summer. West Ham are the club who are currently attempting to make full use of the winger’s attractive price.
The Hammers had bid a sum of £6 million for the former England international, but Liverpool were considering stretching his price a little further. However, they seem to have relented as there are reports coming in that Downing is in London to complete his medical after agreeing to personal terms with the London based club.
Despite the competition from Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini, depending on the variant of the formation Liverpool play in, Downing wanted to stay and compete for his place in the side. But the hierarchy at Anfield felt he wasn’t good enough during his 2 year stay, in which he played 91 matches but scored only on seven occasions, assisting 11 times, hardly a record that is useful for a team trying desperately to break into the top 4.
However, it seems he will be reunited with old teammates Andy Carroll and Joe Cole at West Ham and hopes he can make more of a difference to this club than he did with Liverpool.