West Ham are interested in signing Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard according to Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign an established centre-back this summer. That’s common knowledge.

West Ham have been linked with moves for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski (Telegraph), Saint-Etienne ace Wesley Fofana (Sky Sports) and Arsenal’s Rob Holding (The Sun) amongst others.

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Jannik Vestergaard (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

But it seems as though the Hammers are now after a new name – Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard.

That’s according to Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope who claims that the east London outfit are exploring a loan deal for the 28-year-old Saints ace:


Vestergaard joined Southampton from Borussia Monchengladback in the summer of 2018 for around £18 million (ESPN).

And the giant 6ft 6in Denmark international has gone on to make 48 appearances for the Saints. He has established himself as an important player for Ralph Hasenhuttl at St Mary’s.

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Jannik Vestergaard (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Vestergaard made 19 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season. In those outings, the 28-year-old averaged one tackle, 1.4 interceptions, 5.1 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game. He also won an average of 4.3 aerial duals per match during that period (WhoScored).

The Dane would be a useful addition for the Hammers. Although a move loan would be somewhat of a short-term fix. A permanent move to sign Vestergaard would seem to make more sense.

The problem is that David Moyes has limited funds to spend. So we will have to wait and see what happens.

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