West Ham United are now targeting a double deal for Jakub Kiwior and Hans Vanaken following the capture of Thilo Kehrer.
That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to make his seventh and eighth major summer signings.
The Spezia defender and the Club Brugge attacking midfielder could be the next two players to arrive at the London Stadium.
Moyes has already brought Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Thilo Kehrer to West Ham this summer.
He is clearly far from done though. And a double deal seemingly could be on the horizon for the Hammers…
West Ham targeting double deal
90 Min reckon that Moyes wants to bring Kiwior and Vanaken to the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.
Kiwior can operate as a defensive midfielder as well though, and that versatility will obviously appeal to Moyes.
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.
West Ham signing Jakub Kiwior wouldn’t be the worst move in the world.
However, there are far better options out there for the Hammers.
Meanwhile, Vanaken is a very good player.
The Belgian bagged 16 goals and seven assists in 45 games in the 2020/21 season and racked up 15 goals and 12 assists in 50 outings last term (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 5in tall, Vanaken is a real unit and has the kind of physicality needed to succeed in the Premier League.
There is one problem as far as we’re concerned though. The Club Brugge midfielder will be 30 later this month. That obviously doesn’t correlate with the Red Bull Model that David Moyes supposedly wants to implement at the London Stadium.
Moving to the Premier League from the Belgian league and succeeding is a tough ask for anybody. Let alone someone who is touching 30.
We think that there are better options out there for Moyes to explore this summer.
So West Ham signing Kiwior and Vanaken in a double deal would hardly be the most inspiring business. We still believe that both players would be good squad options though.
And if Moyes wants to sign them, we trust the Scot implicitly.