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Kadioglu Eyes London Move

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West Ham United are bolstering their backline under new manager Julen Lopetegui, with a bid of £22 million for Fenerbahce defender Ferdi Kadioglu on the horizon, according to TEAMtalk.

Kadioglu, a Turkish international, has attracted interest from both West Ham and Arsenal this season. His ability to play on both the left and right side of defense makes him a valuable asset, offering tactical flexibility for Lopetegui.

Lopetegui, reportedly interested in Kadioglu during his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, seems eager to reignite his pursuit at West Ham. Kadioglu could become Lopetegui’s second signing after Fabricio Bruno, another defender linked with the Hammers.

While Kadioglu’s versatility is a plus, questions remain about his starting role. With Emerson and to a lesser extent Aaron Cresswell vying for the left-back position, Kadioglu would need assurances from Lopetegui about regular playing time. This might be a deciding factor considering Fenerbahce’s Champions League participation.

Kadioglu’s defensive solidity is undeniable, but his attacking prowess is also noteworthy. His dribbling, crossing, and short passing skills could be valuable assets in the Premier League.

With Lopetegui actively pursuing defensive reinforcements, West Ham is set for a busy transfer window. Securing Kadioglu would further solidify their backline, a key area of weakness last season.

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  • David Pope says:

    Probably going to Arsenal

  • Jeeps says:

    Need to outbid them if he’s really the man for the job and his versatility looks to be worth the extra.
    Can’t worry about Cresswell, Moyes old mucker, he has become a regular sub and hardly played.
    Emerson is different as he was brought in for left back but could he move up as a wing back?

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