West Ham could try to sign Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Süle for a bargain fee in January according to claims from club insider ExWHUemployee.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a top-class centre-back in January.
Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are both out with long-term injuries. Without those two players, West Ham have been in free-fall.
The mood at the London Stadium has suffered as a result. The Hammers need to get our season back on track sooner rather than later.
In order to do just that though, Moyes needs to bring in a top-class central defender. Issa Diop clearly isn’t good enough to be relied upon on a consistent basis.
West Ham eyeing shock Niklas Süle swoop?
Ex reckons that the Hammers could make an ambitious move to sign the Germany international in January.
Süle is out of contract at the Allianz Arena in the summer so perhaps a cheeky bid in January could be enough to get the job done.
The West Ham insider claimed that David Moyes could try to bring the 6ft 5in centre-back to the London Stadium, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast:
“A player who may be beyond our reach whose contract is up in the summer. Newcastle could be a problem. Also Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have shown interest. Niklas Süle. He plays for Bayern Munich, he’s already said he will not sign a new contract. There is a chance that we could make a cheeky offer in January, although it’s unlikely as he’ll have big options in the summer.”
The Bayern Munich ace is a top-class defender and considering the fact that he’s just 25, he would be a superb addition for West Ham.
In 15 Bundesliga games this season, Süle has averaged 0.7 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 1.6 clearances per game. He has also won an average of 1.5 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).
Those stats don’t seem that impressive but you’ve got to remember that Bayern always dominate games in Germany so they don’t have too much defending to do.
The 25-year-old is a very good passer of the football. He averages 55.5 passes per game and has recorded a completion rate of 89.3% (Who Scored).
As Ex said, it’s highly unlikely that we will be able to beat off competition for Süle’s signature.
But who knows? If you don’t ask, you don’t get!