According to a report from Football.London, Lazio left-back Jordan Lukaku is a potential option for West Ham this summer.

The Hammers undoubtedly need to bolster their left-back options.

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Aaron Cresswell is well past his best and has lost a yard of pace since returning from injury.

Arthur Masuaku, meanwhile, is incredibly inconsistent, and he has failed to impress since joining West Ham in the summer of 2016.

ACF Fiorentina v SS Lazio - Serie A
Jordan Lukaku (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Football.London suggests that the Hammers will be looking to bolster the left side of their defensive ranks in the summer. And they claim that Lazio ace Jordan Lukaku could be an option for the east London outfit.


The eight-capped Belgium international has played 74 games for Lazio, racking up one goal and seven assists in the process (Transfermarkt).

Lukaku, the younger brother of Inter Milan ace Romelu, is described by the Daily Mail as being powerful and pacy with a wicked left-foot.

SSC Napoli v SS Lazio - Serie A
Jordan Lukaku (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has made only two appearances for Lazio this season, having suffered a serious knee injury in November.

For the Italian outfit, in 65 league outings, Lukaku has averaged 0.9 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 0.7 clearances per game (Who Scored).

The Lazio man is valued at around €22 million (£20 million), according to France Football.

SS Lazio Training Session And Press Conference
Jordan Lukaku (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

And in truth, that seems like an awful lot of money for someone who has made just 74 appearances over the past five years.

At the same time, however, it could be argued that Lukaku is considerably better than both Cresswell and Masuaku. So who knows?

The 25-year-old must have something about him after all, having been capped eight times by Belgium.

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