Freebie Answer West Ham’s to Full-Back Problem

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West Ham United could land a solution to their left-back woes without spending a penny this summer.

Emerson Palmieri, the left-back for West Ham last season, has been linked with a summer departure, potentially to Italy. This obviously creates a need for a replacement.

New manager Julen Lopetegui has a limited budget of around £90 million for reinforcements across multiple positions, including striker, centre-back, and full-backs. So a bit of financial husbandry is definitely needed.

For a while now, we have been linked with Lazio’s Lucas Pellegrini, but a free transfer opportunity has now emerged with Juan Miranda.

Real Betis sporting director confirmed Miranda will leave the club on a free transfer on July 1st as negotiations for a contract renewal were unsuccessful.

The 24-year-old Spanish left-back is known for his pace, energy, and solid defensive contributions (1.5 tackles, 1 interception, and 2.3 clearances per game in La Liga last season)- courtesy of Whoscored

But there may be some concerns over Miranda’s physical suitability for the Premier League’s demand, as he does not look the most robust of individuals.

You would have thought that Lopetegui would be more than keen to pursue this opportunity to bring his countryman to the London Stadium

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  • rollercoaster hammer says:

    Andy Robertsson, Alexander-Arnold, andy many more wide backs are not big burly blokes. it’s the modern set-up. what’s the problem?

  • Zahama says:

    Is there any basis to this story or is Simon now a self appointed scout for the hammers. Fans are getting disappointed when transfers that were never even considered don’t happen – the new era has yielded a young Brazilian – like Luizao – and a third choice keeper – who at least ticks the home grown box

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