West Ham want to sign Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, according to a report from the Athletic’s David Ornstein. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
We clearly have massive issues at left-back. Aaron Cresswell hasn’t produced the goods for the last two seasons and the 30-year-old has regressed badly over the past 12 months.
It will be vital for David Moyes to upgrade on the Liverpool-born Hammer before the transfer window slams shut.
And the Athletic’s David Ornstein claims that Arsenal ace Sead Kolasinac could be the man for the job.
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.
So it is debatable as to whether he would be a wise signing for West Ham.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdicts…
Anything is better than cresswell tbf one thing about kolasinac is he’s very strong so won’t be afraid to get stuck in
— Jack Dooley (@jackdooley1999) September 14, 2020
Not really, he’s another LB that’s decent going forward but not as great defensively. We need a defender right now not a failed winger!
— Masamune (@doddmatter) September 14, 2020
People who are saying he’s better than Tierney are deluded, but I’d definitely take him at West Ham, he’s a defensive full back, Anderson wouldn’t have to do as much covering as he did/does for Cresswell, a 15 million bid should get him
— Rigger (@LiamHammer7) September 14, 2020
Id take any professional footballer over Cresswell. Been a great player for the club historically, but doesn’t have it anymore unfortunately.
— SamHyde (@sam_hyde93) September 14, 2020
Great buy but not sure we can afford him right now.
— Indian Hammers (@indianhammers) September 14, 2020
Better than what we’ve got
— ⚒ James ⚒ (@JamesMcFarquhar) September 14, 2020
Better than Cresswell
— It’s me Stu ⚒️. GSBOUT. (@stuseeds) September 14, 2020
would love Kolasinac he’s perfect for us
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) September 15, 2020
Anyone is better than Cresswell
— S⚒ #GSBOUT (@sjones131313) September 14, 2020