West Ham transfer window news: The Hammers are allegedly contemplating a late move to sign Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner.
That’s according to a report from The Daily Mail who claim that the Hammers are eyeing up a potential swoop for the 24-year-old German before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline.
West Ham badly need to sign a centre-forward and a centre-back in the January window has been well-documented already.
Such is the desperate need to strengthen in those two positions, our weaknesses at left-back seem to have been overlooked.
Aaron Cresswell will be 33 before the turn of the year whilst Arthur Masuaku faces an uncertain future at the London Stadium. Meanwhile, Ben Johnson is more naturally suited to the right-back role.
It seems as though David Moyes could move to address that particular weakness, however.
West Ham transfer window news: Left-back on Hammers’ radar
David Moyes is eyeing up a late move to sign Philadelphia Union ace Kai Wagner according to a report from The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail recently claimed that the German left-back could be picked up for just £3.5 million. That sounds like very good value to us.
The 24-year-old racked up three goals and four assists in 35 MLS games this season (Who Scored).
In those outings, Wagner averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.6 interceptions, 1.1 clearances and one dribble per game (Who Scored).
The German would be a sensible addition for West Ham, and a cheap one at that. He is athletic, dynamic and possesses all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.
Signing Wagner would obviously be low-risk for the Hammers. It would enable Moyes to spend the bulk of his transfer budget elsewhere.
Wagner would certainly be an upgrade on Masuaku and would provide adequate cover for Cresswell.
Whether West Ham would be able to get a deal over the line for the 24-year-old Philadelphia Union ace before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline, however, is doubtful.
Perhaps this is one that might have to wait until the summer.