ExWHUemployee confirmed that West Ham have indeed been watching Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday, November 18th).
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Hammers boss David Moyes is targeting a move for 23-year-old German in January.
West Ham certainly need to be looking at bringing another left wing-back to the London Stadium.
Arthur Masuaku has impressed in that role this season. Should he suffer an injury, however, we would be in real trouble.
And Kai Wagner would be a useful addition for West Ham in January.
The 23-year-old has racked up one goal and two assists in 14 MLS games this season (Who Scored).
In those outings, Wagner averaged 1.5 tackles, one interception, 0.9 clearances and 0.7 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
£3.5 million for Wagner seems like excellent value. He has proven that he has all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League. And the 23-year-old could be the latest in a long line of great value recent signings by the Hammers.
ExWHUemployee suggested on the West Ham Way podcast last night that the east London outfit have indeed been tracking Wagner:
“There has been talk of us being interested in a left-back who plays for Philadelphia Union called Kai Wagner. He’s been playing really well in the MLS. We have looked at him. He is kind of in the price range for us. If we are going to sign anyone it will be for that kind of fee.”
Wagner really would be a smart signing for West Ham. The German is talented, young and has a really high ceiling.
£3.5 million for the 23-year-old could end up being a real steal for the Hammers.
This will be one to keep a very close eye on over the next month or so.