West Ham United should consider making a move for Arsenal ace Calum Chambers this month with Mikel Arteta willing to let the defender leave the Emirates according to the Daily Mail.
The Hammers are fairly well-stocked in the centre-back department.
But on closer inspection, the addition of a younger central defender may well be needed.
Angelo Ogbonna will be 33 in May whilst Fabian Balbuena will be 30 at the start of next season. Aaron Cresswell isn’t a natural centre-back and he is already 31.
Issa Diop has regressed badly over the past 12 months whilst the likes of Aji Alese, Goncalo Cardoso and Frederik Alves probably aren’t ready for regular Premier League action just yet.
With that in mind, Arsenal ace Calum Chambers would be a very smart addition for the Hammers.
Whether we would be able to sign him on a permanent deal is questionable becuase of our current financial plight.
Arsenal ace Calum Chambers potentially smart West Ham signing
So perhaps a loan move for the Gunners star with an option to buy in the summer could work.
In order for that to happen, however, West Ham would either have to make Said Benrahma’s loan move a permanent one this month or send Craig Dawson back to Watford.
Arsenal ace Chambers is at an age where he needs to be playing consistently. And considering the fact that David Moyes likes to play with three central defenders, he would surely be given regular game-time at the London Stadium.
The 25-year-old can operate at centre-back or right-back. And with that versatility, he could be a real asset for the Hammers.
Calum Chambers is on £50k-a-week at the Emirates (Spotrac). So his wages should not be a problem.
The Arsenal ace would be a strong addition for West Ham. Whether we are able to free up a loan space for him at the London Stadium, however, remains to be seen.