West Ham want to sign Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, according to a report from the Athletic’s David Ornstein.
Hammers boss David Moyes must strengthen his left-back ranks at the London Stadium as a matter of priority.
Aaron Cresswell has been a fine servant for us, but it is clear to see that his best days are behind him.
And the 30-year-old has been a weak link for quite some time for West Ham. And it will be absolutely vital that Moyes upgrades on the former Ipswich man before the transfer window closes.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein claims that is exactly what West Ham are trying to do. He claims that the east London club are keen to sign Arsenal ace Sead Kolasinac.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta wants to sell the Bosnia international (The Express). So West Ham prising the left-back away from the Emirates is certainly feasible.
Kolasinac, who earns £100k-a-week (Spotrac), is a very attacking full-back by trade. He boasts impressive pace, and has a great knack of timing his overlapping runs to perfection.
The 27-year-old racked up two assists in 26 Premier League games for Arsenal last season (Who Scored).
In those appearances, he averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, and 1.3 clearances.
Kolasinac has racked up 15 assists in 105 games for the Gunners (Transfermarkt). His attacking prowess is obvious, but he is found wanting defensively fairly regularly.
The Bosnian would be a clear upgrade on Aaron Cresswell. His wages may be tricky for West Ham to match.
But if the Hammers can pick Kolasinac up for a decent fee, he might just end up being a very good addition for them.