West Ham may well have a very good chance of signing Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer in January.
That’s according to a report from Torino Granata who point to Torino’s current £95 million debt as a major factor behind the Brazilian potentially leaving Turin next month.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his centre-back ranks in January with both Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma out with long-term injuries.
Next month will be a vitally important one for West Ham. We are still fighting on four fronts. In order to be successful during the second half of the season though, at least two top-class additions will be paramount.
And a quality centre-back will be one of Moyes’s two main priorities.
West Ham have great chance of signing Torino centre-back in January
Torino Granata reckon that if £21 million is offered for Gleison Bremer then Torino will accept with their debt now above £95 million.
Torino chairman Urbano Cairo suggested that he doesn’t know that the future holds for the Brazilian defender and responded ‘we’ll see‘ when asked about the possibility of him leaving in January (Torino Granata).
We think that the 24-year-old would be a superb addition for the Hammers.
He’s valued at around €25 million (£21 million) according to TMW.
X-Sport News describe the Brazilian as ‘unstoppable’. He is clearly a truly brilliant centre-back.
In 33 Serie A appearances last term, the Brazilian scored five goals.
In those outings, the 6ft 2in centre-back has averaged 1.5 tackles, 2.1 interceptions, 4.1 clearances and 0.6 blocks per game. He also won an average of 2.9 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).
Bremer is very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. In 33 league games, the Torino defender averaged 50.2 passes per match with a very impressive completion rate of 82.7% (Who Scored).
This season, Bremer has comfortably improved in all of those statistical categories.
In 15 Serie A outings for Torino, the 24-year-old has averaged two tackles, 3.7 interceptions and 4.2 clearances. He has also won an average of 4.1 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
Standing at 6ft 2in tall and with a great leap, Bremer is very strong in the air. He is also quick along the ground and is a tenacious tackler.
Paying £21 million for Bremer seems like an absolute no-brainer to us.
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And if David Moyes manages to bring the South American to the London Stadium in January, he will strengthen our defensive options considerably.
West Ham signing a centre-back in January is now a necessity. And we won’t be able to do much better than Bremer.