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Dawson D-Day forces Moyes hand



By Gonzo



West Ham manager David Moyes is attempting to mitigate the possible departure of Craig Dawson by casting his net far and wide trawling the transfer market for defenders.

One possible target is Amiens central defender Formose Mendy according to a report in The Athletic.

The London Hammers have spoken to Amiens to explore if a bid for the 22-year-old is possible.

The Senegal-born player established himself at Club Brugge before joining the French club in 2021.

Amiens finished 14th in Ligue 2 last season with Mendy in the team, contributing to 12 clean sheets in 31 appearances. He scored one goal and was also a regular provider for the French club.

Amiens currently sit fifth in the league and Mendy has continued to attract attention from a multitude of clubs, playing in 16 matches in the French second tier this season.

The 6ft 3ins rising star made his debut for Senegal in September 2022 and was part of their squad at the World Cup in December.

Amiens have already turned down a £7 million offer from Lens for the defender, they consider him crucial to their promotion bid.

With Dawson possibly leaving this January, Nayef Aguerd yet to establish himself and Kurt Zouma’s knee problems, The Irons needs defensive reinforcements.

The uncertainty regarding the future of manager David Moyes may well prove to be the biggest stumbling block in West Ham’s pursuit of reinforcements.

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2 comments on “Dawson D-Day forces Moyes hand

  1. So Moyes forced into panic buying for cover, I’m sure he can find a cheap World Cup star who wants to start on the bench for 81 minutes and then be played out of position.
    I thought we had a super scouting team that should prevent this happening but again poor decisions for the past 4 or 5 years by the board and managers (previous and current) have failed to identify this as a possibly throughput the squad. No matter what this seasons outcome Moyes and his so called back room team have to be replaced this is unacceptable planning for our future.

  2. Sorry to be neg but I have no confidence in their recruitment, so far it’s been of people who he doesn’t play, or out of position, or the calibre of Kehrer and Emerson..

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