West Ham are closing in on signing Said Benrahma from Brentford, according to a report from Sky Sports. And we should show some real ambition by following that up by trying to beat Tottenham to Joe Rodon.

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If David Moyes does bring the Algerian to the London Stadium, as is expected, the Hammers will have enjoyed a decent transfer window.

But it could still be so much better.

West Ham signed Craig Dawson on loan. The 30-year-old is very strong in the air and is a decent defender.

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Joe Rodon (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

He is clearly just a short-term fix to a long-term problem, however.

And Swansea ace Joe Rodon would be an excellent addition for us. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is allegedly prepared to pay £7 million to bring the 22-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. But the Swans are holding out for closer to £18 million (Daily Mail).

 

As the clock ticks down, however, that price will probably end up dropping a bit. Let’s say for arguments sake Swansea will eventually be prepared to sell the Wales international for around £12 million.

Wales Training Session

Joe Rodon (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

We quite simply have to bring him to east London. Beating Spurs to his signature will not be easy. But West Ham need to at least try.

Surely we have enough cash to make it happen having got so many high earners off our wage bill over the past few months.

Stats

Rodon made 21 Championship appearances for Swansea last season. In those outings, he averaged one tackle, 1.6 interceptions and 5.4 clearances. The six-capped Wales international also won an average of 3.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

The 22-year-old is the kind of player who could go on to become a genuine star centre-back.

Let’s just hope that David Sullivan has another surprise in store for us after Said Benrahma is announced as a West Ham player.

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