West Ham are eyeing a move to sign Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson according to claims from club insider ExWHUemployee.
Ex suggested that it is more likely that the Hammers will try to sign Robinson in the summer though, rather than January.
Left-back is undoubtedly an area at the London Stadium where West Ham boss David Moyes needs to strengthen.
The recent absence of Aaron Cresswell has highlighted just how much we miss the 32-year-old. Arthur Masuaku isn’t good enough to deputise for him and the addition of a top-class left-back with youth on his side will be a necessity.
And it seems as though Moyes has identified someone who would strengthen his left-back ranks considerably.
West Ham eyeing Antonee Robinson swoop
ExWHUemployee told the West Ham Way podcast that Moyes could make a move to sign the 19-capped America international in the summer.
The 24-year-old is now valued at around £10 million according to a report from The Sun (print edition, July 11, page 61).
We think that Robinson would be a very smart addition for the Hammers.
The former Wigan man has bagged one goal and two assists in 19 Championship appearances for Fulham this season. During those outings, Robinson has averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 1.6 clearances per game. He’s made 56.8 passes on average per match and has recorded a completion rate of 81.1% (Who Scored).
It must be said though, why are we waiting for the summer when Fulham could be a Premier League club and therefore have less incentive to sell?
West Ham need to upgrade in the left-back position now, as a matter of urgency. Waiting for another six months serves no purpose whatsoever.
The Hammers should be acting now. Robinson would be a massive upgrade on Masuaku and has all of the attributes needed to succeed Cresswell as West Ham’s number one left-back over the next couple of years.