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A Defensive Rebuild: Aguerd’s Future Uncertain

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West Ham United are set to prioritise a defensive rebuild this summer transfer window, with concerns lingering over Nayef Aguerd’s future at the club.

Following a disappointing season where they conceded a record number of Premier League goals, West Ham are actively seeking defensive reinforcements. This focus on strengthening the backline comes as no surprise.

Despite arriving last season, Nayef Aguerd could be on the move with reported interest from other clubs. Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth suggests keeping a close eye on Aguerd’s situation, hinting at a potential departure.

West Ham’s pursuit of another central defender, Max Kilman, further emphasizes their commitment to shoring up their defense. The combined potential departure of Aguerd and the targeted arrival of him highlight the significant changes planned for the Hammers’ backline.

The upcoming season could see a revamped West Ham defence. Whether these changes translate into a more solid defensive unit and improved results remains to be seen. One thing is clear: West Ham are determined to address their defensive woes and build a stronger foundation for the future.

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I hope we keep him, he has the potential to be world class, if we find the right defensive partner for him there is no reason why J lo can’t revive his career, if the rumours are true and we might sell him for £20m it’s unlikely we will find the same level of defender at that price.

  • Paul Basnett says:

    I hope they keep him, Moyes kept switching around and as was his way and not giving players confidence by sticking with them for the longer run. He spent huge money on a player, again, that he never really seemed to rate. He is quick and a great passer and youngish, it would cost more to replace him and he could be a critical player.

    • Simon Lewis says:

      If we get rid of Zouma and get a strong partner for Aguerd, I think he could shine. Needs a run and needs to be trusted by the manager. He reminds me of Stones at MC, quite elegant, runs forward with pace and has a decent pass in him. Another season I think. But does he want to stay?

  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    I hope we keep him too. Alongside a more athletic CB who can pull their weight, he could indeed be world class. Unless it’s nothing to do with his job, surely the arrival of a new manager who knows how to work with defenders should put everything else in the past and represent a new start?

  • Chingford says:

    Try him in front of a CB pairing, old fashioned sweeper, He can pass/cross fairly well, just prone to error in front of goal, so move him a bit forward.

  • John Sharp says:

    I would keep Aguerd. He was very comfortable on the left side when playing for Rennes and showed glimpses of it last season too. To me he would make an able deputy for Emerson too. All our defenders looked poorer when playing alongside the static Zouma, who can no longer run or jump

  • John Ayris says:

    I don’t think he’s suited to a low block, he’s more a higher line centre back with good recovery speed. Didn’t suit a Moyes defence but may well do a Lopetegui higher line. Shame if he goes before seeing if that’s so.

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