According to a report from the Daily Star, West Ham boss David Moyes is interested in signing Wigan Athletic centre-back Cedric Kipre this summer.

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The Hammers manager must be looking to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Angelo Ogbonna has been brilliant for West Ham this season, but he just turned 32.

Meanwhile, Winston Reid and Fabian Balbuena face uncertain futures in east London.

And the Daily Star reckon that West Ham could take advantage of Wigan’s current financial plight by swooping in for Cedric Kipre this summer.

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Wigan Athletic’s Cedric Kipre (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Good signing?

The former Motherwell and Leicester City ace has proven to be a very good signing for Wigan since moving to the DW Stadium in the summer of 2018.


The 23-year-old French born ace has made 71 appearances for the Latics, scoring two goals in the process (Transfermarkt).

In 31 Championship appearances for Wigan this season, the 6ft 3 in centre-back has averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per game. He has also won an average of 1.9 aerial duals per match during those outings (Who Scored).

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Cedric Kipre (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The former Leicester man has played a key role in the Latic’s incredible recent run, Paul Cook’s men have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games.

Kipre is a strong and aerially commanding defender. In fact, he is exactly the type of player West Ham should targeting.

At 23, he is still yet to reach his peak. The Wigan ace does have all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League, however.

And with administration on the cards for the Latics, the Hammers could pick the centre-back up for a bargain this summer.

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