According to a report from ExWHUemployee, West Ham are looking to sign Fiorentina left-back Cristiano Biraghi on loan.
Left-back is a real area of weakness for the Hammers. And David Moyes quite simply must address that issue as soon as possible.
We seem to be hopelessly exposed whenever Aaron Cresswell plays due to his lack of pace and poor positional sense.
The annoying thing for the West Ham fans is that we actually have the makings of a very decent squad. With just two or three quality additions we should easily be looking up towards a top half finish.
And ExWHUemployee has suggested that Moyes is looking to strengthen his left-back position by bringing Cristiano Biraghi to the London Stadium on loan:
We are currently looking to bring in Fiorentina left back and Italian international Cristiano Biraghi on a loan deal. The player was on loan at Inter Milan last year. ⚒ pic.twitter.com/kBfOk8QdE4
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) September 14, 2020
The 28-year-old joined Fiorentina in the summer of 2017 for around £2.7 million (Football Italia).
The eight-capped Italy international spent last season on loan with Inter Milan, and he was in fairly impressive form at the San Siro.
Biraghi racked up three goals and seven assists in 37 games for Inter (Transfermarkt). His defensive numbers left a lot to be desired, however.
In 26 Serie A outings, the 28-year-old averaged 0.8 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and only 0.3 blocks per game (Who Scored).
West Ham do need a left-back who is good going forward. But they must be able to defend as well.
And it is highly debatable whether Biraghi would actually make a huge difference to the West Ham starting XI.
He may well be an upgrade on Aaron Cresswell though. The Italian would hardly be an inspirational addition, but he might be able to do a job for a season at the London Stadium on loan.