West Ham United manager David Moyes could still sign talented centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou for absolutely nothing.
Amazingly, the 23-year-old defender is still available on a free transfer, having failed to be picked up by any club throughout the summer, after his release from Borussia Dortmund.
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Moyes allegedly wanted to bring Zagadou to the London Stadium.
The Scot ended up signing Nayef Aguerd and Thilo Kehrer instead though.
However, with Angelo Ogbonna now 34 and Craig Dawson struggling to overcome a thigh problem, the addition of another younger centre-back would not go a miss.
And Moyes still has the chance to do just that, in spite of the transfer window now being shut…
West Ham can still sign Dan-Axel Zagadou for free
We think that the 23-year-old would be a brilliant signing for the Hammers.
He 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 ex-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 David Moyes signs 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 23-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 the Hammers though, in spite of his recent injury problems.
We think that Moyes shouldn’t hesitate to bring Dan-Axel Zagadou to West Ham.
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