It is increasingly difficult for players to use the World Cup to be a breakout star, but Diego Laxalt did exactly that by adding dynamism to a sturdy Uruguay defence as the South Americans made the quarter-finals.

The Genoa left-back has pace and defensive solidity to match, which has understandably seen him attract attention from Premier League sides up and down the league.

Former Watford manager Marco Silva has been brought to Goodison Park to overhaul the style of play from the mercifully brief Sam Allardyce era and has reportedly got his eye on Laxalt as a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines.

However, Silva reportedly faces competition for his services from another man who has been brought in to oversee a change in playing style, new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini.

So, we asked which of the ambitious clubs Laxalt should join and it was clear that the fans think he should link up with the Hammers, who have so far spent more than any other top flight club apart from Liverpool…

Sam Preston