According to a report from Algerian media outlet DZ Football, West Ham are considering a move for free agent Mehdi Zeffane this month.
The Hammers have real problems in defence.
Ryan Fredericks suffered a hamstring injury during West Ham’s FA Cup clash with Gillingham last night, and it seems as though he could be out for quite some time.
That will leave the ageing Pablo Zabaleta as David Moyes’s only senior right-back option throughout what is a very busy period.
And DZ Football claims that Zeffane could be a target for West Ham.
The 27-year-old is vastly experienced. He has 15 international caps for Algeria to his name, and was part of their victorious AFCON squad
He won the the Coupe de France last season with Rennes too.
The fact that he was released by Rennes in the summer, however, cannot be ignored. If Zeffane was deemed not good enough for Ligue 1, West Ham really shouldn’t be looking at him.
The Hammers owners do like to do things on the cheap, however, so it would be no surprise at all to see the Algerian arrive at the London Stadium as cover for Fredericks.
He might be a decent acquisition for the short-term, but is nowhere near good enough to be viewed as a ‘next level signing’ for the future.