Two new transfer targets have emerged for West Ham United as the clock ticks down this deadline day.
West Ham have been linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah.
The German World Cup winner has lost his place in the Leverkusen side and West Ham have been alerted to his potential availability.
West Ham are said to be leading the race to sign the £25 million-rated defender, according to a report from the Mirror (Sunday October 4th, page 73).
New centre-back? Yes Tah
Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to sign a new centre-back before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm. Beyond that he will have to look to the Championship for signings.
West Ham have been linked with a plethora of centre-backs since the end of last season.
Moyes has missed out on a host of reported defensive targets from Shane Duffy to James Tarkowski, Wesley Fofana and Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car.
Now according to reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, Moyes will move for one of Torino centre-half Armando Izzo or another Leverkusen defender – Aleksandar Dragovic – if a move for Tah fails.
Insider says Moyes has two alternatives lined up
“We are still waiting an answer on Tah,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.
“If we don’t get him we could look at another player from that club in Dragovic another potential option is Armando Izzo at Torino.
“None of these are close at this moment.”
We are still waiting an answer on Tah. If we don’t get him we could look at another player from that club in Dragovic another potential option is Armando Izzo at Torino. None of these are close at this moment ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) October 5, 2020
West Ham have less than 12 hours to get any deals for players from Europe’s top leagues over the line.
Owners can keep positive vibes alive with good end to window
Unless moves were already underway it seems highly unlikely they could be sorted in such a short space of time.
Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold could really do themselves some favours with a positive end to the window off the back of two of the best West Ham performances for many years.
But if there are no more new arrivals then supporters will undoubtedly turn on the duo once again.
Particularly after raising nearly £30 million in sales and losing young star Grady Diangana to fund incomings.