Hammers linked with Burnley right back

darikwa113-2593009_231x264Twenty three year old Burnley right back, Tendayi Darikwa has been linked to West Ham and could be on a list of young right backs to replace Carl Jenkinson in the summer.

The youngster moved from Chesterfield in the summer but has made twenty one appearances scoring one goal for the Clarets this season. He came through the Chesterfield youth system where he made 125 appearances for them over 5 years. Darikwa signed a three year contract at Turf Moor last July.

West Ham revealed last week that Leeds right back defender Sam Byram is on their list of possible right back targets for the summer. However, they added that he shares that position with NINE other right backs the club are monitoring and organising into a priority list. Maybe Darikwa is one of the other eight right backs on that list.

Byram is out of contract in the summer and  as we reported here before a summer move is a more likely possibility to bring a new right back in.

ClaretandHugh was told exclusively by our top source last week: “Right back is obviously the key position we are looking at and Byram is interesting but we have NINE other targets as a possible permanent signing there.We will not be taking Carl Jenkinson for a third time and we will be spending the January window trying to sort out that and other deals.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Hammers linked with Burnley right back

  1. No….not him….or the Leeds player. If Jenks is a too expensive proposition , I’d be happy to see Tonks play right back every week.

  2. Tonks deserves the rest of the season at least he could be the man for the job with the good youth players able to be selected should Tonks need a break or gets suspended or injured. We could save a lot of money for a deadly striker thats the only position I think we really need.. we have lots of good strikers who will get 12 or 15 goals a season but Id put everthing into landing a 25+ goal machine.. not sure who though 😀 😀

  3. Buy a class right back its not all about Forwards and we have an abundance at the moment,
    Not seen the lad but last years right back they sold can’t get playing time with the spuds

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