ExWHUemployee has suggested that West Ham could look to sign Newcastle centre-back Jamaal Lascelles this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a new centre-back this summer.
Angelo Ogbonna was immense last season, and was unfortunate to miss out to Declan Rice for the Hammer of the Year award.
The Italian will be 33 next season, however. Meanwhile Winston Reid and Fabian Balbuena have been heavily linked with the exit door at the London Stadium (ExWHUemployee).
And ExWHUemployee has now claimed that Newcastle centre-back Jamaal Lascelles could be an option for West Ham this summer, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday August 12th):
“There is also interest in Lascelles at Newcastle who has been linked before. I don’t think we will be able to get him in terms of our price range. But he is someone who is being looked at.”
The 26-year-old is Newcastle’s captain, so Steve Bruce will surely resist any move to prise him away from St James’ Park this summer.
Another problem for the Hammers will be the Magpies alleged £25 million valuation of the Derby-born centre-back (The Sun).
Lascelles played 24 Premier League games for the Toon last season, and scored one goal in the process (Who Scored).
In those outings, the 26-year-old averaged 0.6 tackles, 1.2 interceptions 4.8 clearances and won 3.1 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
He is a very solid Premier League defender.
But unfortunately for us, it is undoubtedly highly unlikely that he will be heading to West Ham this summer.