West Ham manager David Moyes cannot have failed to have been impressed with the colossus that is Konstantinos Mavropanos. The Greek international put on a perfect display in what was a tricky Carabao Cup encounter against Lincoln City.
The 6ft 4in giant won every arial and ground duel in the third round League Cup tie. This is added to a dominant performance on his full debut in the Europa League last week.
Such is his arial prowess, that it can’t be long before he notches his first goal for the club. Mavropanos is a major threat from set-pieces, and he must be licking his lips at the prospect of linking up with corner specialist James Ward Prowse.
However, it will be his efficient defending that will be giving manager David Moyes much to ponder. To put it kindly, Nayef Aguerd’s form has been patchy this season. The manager openly blamed ‘individual defensive errors’ during a recent press conference. It was a coded message, but it didn’t take a genius to fathom which defender Moyes was singling out.
If the Moroccan continues his poor form, he may find Moyes will be looing to replace him.
The summer pursuit of Harry Maguire demonstrated Moyes was looking at alternative options. He may well find the answer is already at the club.