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Opinion: 'Extraordinary' Jakub Kiwior must join West Ham in January after Tottenham transfer update

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Opinion: 'Extraordinary' Jakub Kiwior must join West Ham in January after Tottenham transfer update

Jakub Kiwior should opt to join West Ham United instead of Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

Recent reports have suggested that West Ham and Tottenham must pay £13 million if they want to sign the six-capped Poland international in January.

The 22-year-old centre-back has been shining in Serie A with Spezia over the past year or so.

And now both West Ham and Tottenham are battling it out for Kiwior’s signature ahead of the January transfer window, according to Fichajes.

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Will the centre-back end up at the London Stadium or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium though, with both the Hammers and Spurs thought to be battling it out for his signature?

Kiwior should pick West Ham over Tottenham

We think that the Pole would be a tremendous addition for the Hammers or Spurs. He has been described as Poland’s most sought-after player.

Kiwior is obviously a huge talent, and Robert Lewandowski recently raved about his countryman, labelling him as ‘extraordinary’.

And considering his age, he will be someone who just keeps getting better and better.

He is a left-footed centre-back but can operate as a defensive midfielder as well, and that versatility would obviously appeal to David Moyes and Antonio Conte.

In 22 Serie A appearances last season, Kiwior averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per game (Who Scored).

The Polish ace stands at 6ft 2in tall and is very energetic and mobile.

The Spezia defender is a proper athlete, but it must be said that he is totally unproven in the Premier League. Players a lot better than Kiwior have arrived in the Premier League and failed to succeed.

However, Kiwior does seem to have all the attributes needed to succeed in England. So I believe that he will be more than worth the reported £13 million fee needed to sign him.

The Pole should choose a move to West Ham over Tottenham in my opinion.

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Craig Dawson has been heavily linked with an exit from the London Stadium, whilst Angelo Ogbonna is now 34 and Kurt Zouma continues to struggle with knee problems.

Meanwhile, Conte has Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez and Clement Longest amongst his ranks at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham also have Ben Davies and Japhet Tanganga who can play at centre-back as well as Joe Rodon out on loan.

Kiwior will have a much better chance of playing regular football at West Ham than he will at Tottenham.

When moving from a foreign country to the Premier League, regular first-team football should be one of the most important deciding factors, when players are making up their minds which club to join.

I believe it should be an easy choice for the Spezia ace in the January transfer window.

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