Hammers Forced to Switch Defensive Targets

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West Ham United‘s defensive overhaul under Julen Lopetegui faces a potential setback with the transfer news surrounding Jacob Greaves.

Appointed to fix West Ham’s defensive frailties, Lopetegui has already signed Max Kilman but is looking for further reinforcements.

The Hammers were reportedly interested in young defender Greaves, but he is now set to undergo a medical with newly-promoted Ipswich Town.

With Greaves out of the picture, West Ham needs alternative targets to bolster their central defence.

Irish international Jake O’Brien, who plays for Lyon, could resurface as an option. West Ham were previously linked to him but were hesitant due to Lyon’s £30 million asking price.

With Greaves gone and no progress as yet on Jean-Clair Todibo, West Ham might have to meet Lyon’s valuation for O’Brien to avoid missing out on their defensive targets.

While O’Brien lacks Premier League experience, his talent has attracted interest from other top clubs. He is seen as a capable performer for the top flight.

O’Brien might be a more expensive choice compared to Greaves, but with other options dwindling, he could be the most realistic solution for West Ham’s defensive woes.

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  • Jimbo says:

    I’d like to see the club finding a Jake O’Brien when he’s a million quid from Palace, not silly money a year later after one good season in a fizzy pop league.

  • Magnum says:

    Think Greaves was only a maybe if we didn’t get Kilman as both left footed centre backs

  • Ian says:

    We obviously decided not to pursue Greaves.
    Todibo would have been an excellent signing.

  • Kevlar says:

    Todibo is the best bet we offered 30m euro not £30m. We should go back in and make another offer.He would form a solid base at the back with kilman.Then we need a striker or two a centre midfielder and left and right backs at the very least! COYI

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