West Ham allegedly could make an attempt to sign Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from 90Min claim who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 23-year-old Liverpool ace to the London Stadium from Anfield in the summer.
West Ham are desperately short in the central defensive department and Moyes absolutely has to address that before the start of next season.
Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season with an ACL injury and will be 34 before the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
Meanwhile, Craig Dawson is soon to be 32 and the jury is still very much out on Issa Diop.
The addition of a top-class centre-back with youth on his side will be an absolute must for the Hammers this summer. And it seems as though Moyes has someone pretty special in mind…
West Ham eyeing summer move for Liverpool ace
90Min claim claims that Reds centre-back Joe Gomez is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
And what a brilliant addition to Catford-born ace would be for West Ham.
Gomez has won a Premier League title and the Champions League under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Standing at 6ft 2in, he’s not the tallest centre-back but don’t be fooled, he’s great in the air. The former Charlton ace has great agility and a tremendous leap on him.
Gomez is exceptionally quick along the ground and is very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well.
One huge red flag for West Ham will be Gomez’s recent injury problems, however.
The 24-year-old has been out injured for an incredible 806 days since the start of the 2015/16 season (Transfermarkt).
Gomez has recently fallen down the centre-back pecking order at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp preferring Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konaté to the Londoner.
So it seems as though West Ham might be able to prise him away from Liverpool.
The Hammers won’t have things all our own way though, far from it in fact. Leicester, Tottenham and Newcastle all want to sign Gomez as well (90Min).
Much will depend on which club is prepared to pay the most money. Let’s hope that the West Ham owners are ready to dig deep.