Defender signing could prove costly


Signing could prove costly if Hammers don’t bolster attack

West Ham finds itself in dire need of a defender following Konstantinos Mavropanos’ injury. Reports intensifying about a potential move for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Max Kilman suggest a solution may be imminent.

The central defensive pairing of Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna, lacking in mobility, is not an ideal choice. Nayef Aguerd’s future is uncertain, and with his AFCON duty, he won’t be available for at least another month anyway.

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Defensive signing could prove costly if Hammers give up on signing a forward

The recent sale of Thilo Kehrer and his subsequent absence against Bristol City in the FA Cup highlights the urgency for a defensive signing. However, this necessity shouldn’t come at the cost of buying an attacker. West Ham’s attacking threat is limited, with only Mohammed Kudus, Jarrod Bowen, and Lucas Paqueta posing a serious challenge to opponents goal.

James Ward Prowse excels at set-pieces, but the midfield are mostly defensive. Put bluntly, the West Ham substitutes offer no threat whatsoever. Pablo Fornals is now a defensive wide player and nobody will convince me otherwise. So Moyes and Steidten need to recruit an attacker and ideally as soon as this week.

Yesterdays fixture at The London Stadium featured a kids-for-a-quid promotion, the lack of attacking moments may have left a discouraging impression on young fans attending their first game.

Whilst signing a defender is crucial in this transfer window, neglecting the purchase of a creative player could be a bigger problem.

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