West Ham could have a very good chance of signing Hertha Berlin’s Germany international defender Niklas Stark in January.
That’s according to a report from Fussball Transfers who suggest that the Bundesliga outfit are now prepared to sell the 26-year-old.
The Hammers were first linked with a move to sign Stark last week by Sport 1.
And it seems as though the East London outfit should easily be able to get this one done and dusted if the board back David Moyes.
Door wide open for West Ham to sign Germany international in January
Fussball Transfers claims that Hertha are prepared to sell the Germany international in January.
They will only do that if they get a replacement in for him first, however.
We think that Stark would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
We might be able to pick him up for a bargain fee in January, with his contract with Hertha set to expire in the summer.
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the 26-year-old is a big and powerful defender. He can also operate in the defensive midfield position and that versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
In 11 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, Stark has averaged one tackle, 1.6 interceptions, 6.1 clearances and 0.6 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 2.2 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).
The 26-year-old is pretty good with the ball at his feet as well. He’s averaged 43.7 passes per match and has recorded a completion rate of 84% (Who Scored).
Considering his quality and versatility, signing him in January for a bargain fee should be a no-brainer for West Ham.
And it appears as though Hertha Berlin are now prepared to let him leave. This really should be a very simple one to get over the line for West Ham.