West Ham want to sign Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on a season-long loan according to a report from the Telegraph.
Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly on the look-out for an established centre-back.
The Scot will surely want to bring another right-back to the London Stadium as well before the transfer window slams shut next month.
So considering the fact that Gunners ace Chambers can play at both centre-back and right-back, it is easy to see why West Ham would be interested in him.
The Arsenal defender is currently out with a knee injury, however. And he only recently returned from six months on the sidelines after rupturing his ACL. So that will be a real concern.
The 25-year-old Arsenal ace made 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season.
In those outings, he averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 2.9 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.6 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
Chambers could still develop into a top class defender. He is already a very solid operator.
Considering his versatility, West Ham would essentially be getting two players for the price of one.
The Telegraph claims that the Hammers want to loan the Arsenal man. He could be available to buy for £12 million as well, according to the Sun. Let’s be honest though. The last thing we need is another injury-prone player joining our ranks.
We need to buy players on the upward curve of their careers. And in truth, Chambers just doesn’t fit into that category.