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Ireland’s Harry Arter Linked With Premier League Rivals

The Independent has linked Harry Arter with a move to West Ham United.

The Bournemouth midfielder has been a key cog in Eddie Howe’s revolution at the Vitality Stadium since 2012. However, he has found himself out of the starting XI in recent times.

Arter, an Ireland international was one of the Cherries stand out performers last season, standing out in a fluid and productive midfield.

Despite being a fan favourite at the coastal side, it seems Arter could be a target for David Moyes at West Ham United. The Scot will be hoping to sign some of his own players having replaced Slavan Bilic at the London Stadium. His side face a relegation fight and could view Arter as the energetic outlet his team has lacked.

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia 2/9/2017 Georgia vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Harry Arter
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Equally adept as a defensive or attacking midfielder, Arter represents the dying breed of box-to-box midfielder and has looked comfortable in the Premier League. His form this term has been below par but a change of scenery could be beneficial for the 27-year-old.

Arter gained a reputation for himself as a long range goalscorer in the Championship but his goal scoring abilities have been restricted by his deeper role in the Premier League.┬áThis could be utilised by Moyes who’s midfield has been generally inconsistent this term.

Liverpool striker Danny Ings has also been linked with the Hammers. The England international who had spells with Bournemouth and Burnley has endured injury turmoil and a move to another Premier League side could represent a major bonus. The 25 year old has only managed 8 appearances for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena

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Author: Nick Menezes

Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.