Claret and Hugh have claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes is desperate to sign a new right-back this summer.

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And if you watched yesterday’s defeat to Bournemouth at the London Stadium, it is easy to see why.

Ben Johnson put in a shambolic display against the Cherries before being hauled off inside the first 20 minutes.

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Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

His replacement – Ryan Fredericks, put in an equally poor display. It is clear that the former Fulham man isn’t good enough to be playing Premier League football week in week out.

In some ways, our deficiencies at left-back have somewhat overshadowed just how desperately weak we are at right-back.

And if Moyes doesn’t sign a new right-back before the start of next season, we could be in real trouble.

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David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Claret and Hugh claims that the 57-year-old Scot is desperate to do precisely that, however.


We have already missed out on Matty Cash. The 23-year-old would have been perfect for us, but Aston Villa ended up snapping him up for £16 million.

Perhaps long-term target Gonzalo Montiel could be an option. Or Norwich ace Max Aarons. The Telegraph have linked West Ham with a move for Bournemouth right-back Adam Smith today.

The problem for us once again will be our lack of funds.

And perhaps Moyes will have to sell another player for big money if he is to bring in the signings he wants this summer.

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