My first option would be Cheikhou Kouyaté. For those of you not aware of this player and I guarantee there is a few of you here are some things you need to know. He is a 23 year old centre back who can also play as a defensive midfielder. He is 6”4 so he will be able to win headers against the best in the league and will also benefit West Hams style of play and give him the ball in the air if needed. He plays for Anderlecht and is Senegalese. Reasons why I think we should get him is he is quite a pacey player regardless of his height and has hinted in previous news conferences that he would love to play in the Premier League and it would be a dream come true.
My second and last option would be Martin Montoya. You may have heard of him as he is in the Barcelona squad. He is a 5”8 full back with lots of pace and ability and at the age of 22 still has lots of potential to grow into a great player. He was overlooked in the Barcelona squad until this season where he has become a occasional first team player. I still think West Ham could get him if the right money is offered. I believe we need another full back that is fast and can put in a decent cross. The only crosser we have is Matt Jarvis and we cannot leave it to him all the time.
This is only my opinion and do honestly think we need another defender or two just to make it safe. I will say I am pleased with the signing of Adrian as he is a young goalkeeper and of what I have seen is quite good and it is wellneeded as Jussi can’t go on forever!!
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