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West Ham take first step to sign Jens Stryger Larsen - report
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West Ham take first step to sign Jens Stryger Larsen - report

West Ham have just made a move to sign Udinese defender Jens Stryger Larsen according to a report from Corriere dello Sport (print edition, July 26th, page 27).

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That comes after the 30-year-old’s proposed move to Galatasaray collapsed.

We have to say, this one seems like a strange one to us.

The Hammers are well covered at right-back.

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David Moyes has Vladimir Coufal, Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson to choose from at the London Stadium.

So signing a right sided full-back would have been a strange move given our desperate need for reinforcements in other positions.

West Ham swoop in for Jens Stryger Larsen

Corriere dello Sport (print edition, July 26th, page 27) claims that the Hammers have taken to first step needed to sign the 30-year-old Udinese defender.

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Larsen is a decent player. He’s just not someone who we need to sign this summer, however.

David Moyes quite simply has more pressing concerns this summer.

The Hammers boss needs to sign a centre-forward, a central midfielder, a centre-back and Jesse Lingard or an alternative like Matheus Pereira as a matter of priority.

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Signing Larsen would make little sense this summer. We just cannot see why signing him would improve us as a team or even as a squad.