West Ham have to take the chance to sign towering centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou on a free transfer this summer.
Dan-Axel Zagadou is a top-class defender and is just 23.
Manchester United are believed to be in the race to sign Zagadou according to a report from Manchester Evening News.
It’s little surprise that the centre-back has Man United chasing him, he really does have the potential to go on and become a truly top-class defender.
And the Hammers cannot afford to miss out on the free agent…
West Ham have chance to secure stunning free transfer
Hammers boss David Moyes should be all over the chance to bring Dan-Axel Zagadou to the London Stadium for absolutely nothing this summer.
We quite simply have to get this one wrapped up asap – the young Frenchman is that good.
The Frenchman only made 15 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund last season but don’t let that fool you, he really is an exceptional defender.
BVB’s official website describe the centre-back as an ‘incredible’ player.
Standing at 6ft 6in tall, Zagadou is strong in the air but he is also quick along the ground.
The Dortmund ace is very good with the ball at his feet as well. In 15 league appearances last season he made an average of 60.2 passes per game and registered an incredibly impressive 88.2% completion rate (Who Scored).
He’s left footed as well – a crucial attribute for any defender Moyes brings in this summer because it means that he can play at left-back if need be as well.
There is one huge red flag for West Ham to take note of though…the 22-year-old’s horrendous record with injuries.
Since 2018, Zagadou has missed 563 days of action through injury (Transfermarkt). Most of his problems have been with his knee and he recently underwent surgery to fix that particular issue.
His availability on a free transfer means that he will be a low-risk signing for West Ham though, in spite of his recent injury problems…
And if West Ham manage to nab Zagadou on a free transfer this summer, we will be very well sorted in the centre-back department for years to come.