West Ham United are plotting a January raid on fellow Europa League side Rangers in the search for a long-term Kurt Zouma partner.
David Moyes got his prime target Zouma in the summer window as West Ham completed the £29 million capture of the France international from Chelsea.
But according to Football Insider, Moyes is not done there and wants to bring in another centre half who will be Zouma’s long-term partner.
Insider report claims West Ham will look to sign Goldson as long-term partner for Zouma
Angelo Ogbonna turns 34 at the end of the season and Craig Dawson is 33 next season.
And West Ham will therefore explore the possibility of signing Rangers star Connor Goldson according to Football Insider.
Goldson is yet to sign a new deal at Rangers and could leave on a free next summer.
Moyes has always stated he likes his centre-backs at an optimum age between 26 and 28.
Moyes monitoring Rangers man amid contract impasse claims West Ham source
And 28-year-old Goldson has reportedly caught his eye playing for the Scottish Champions, who – like West Ham – are in the Europa League this season.
“West Ham are keeping tabs on Rangers defender Connor Goldson amid the uncertainty over his future at the club, Football Insider has learned,” Football Insider reports.
“A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club are monitoring Goldson’s contract situation and could look to make a move in the new year.
“The London club signed Kurt Zouma from Chelsea in a £25million deal towards the end of the summer window.”
Hammers undoubtedly eyeing knockdown bid but could look to agree pre-contract for free transfer in January
West Ham will clearly be hoping they can get Goldson for a knockdown fee in January.
But, given he is going to be out of contract in the summer, the Hammers are free to speak to the player and potentially come to a pre-contract agreement for a free transfer move at the end of the season.
Aside from his brilliant performances for Rangers, Moyes will also have been impressed by the fact the defender has racked up a remarkable 172 appearances for the Ibrox outfit in four years.
The former Brighton man has an average rating of more than 7/10 over the last two seasons (WhoScored).
Whether Goldson could cut it in the Premier League remains to be seen.
For West Ham fans who may not have seen too much of Goldson, here is a look at what he would bring if Moyes does manage to bring him to the London Stadium.
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