Former Hammers defender Ian Pearce has backed Slaven Bilic’s view that the club needs a classy central defender.
ClaretandHugh has regularly reported that this is the new manager’s No 1 priority and Pearce has confirmed that’s a position that needs strengthening.
Now amid reports that Juventus’ Angelo Ogbanna is on his way to the club Pearce has declared: “I think the club need a centre-half and maybe a centre forward and I think you’re away.
He told TalkSport: “I think he’ll know the European market very well and [Julian Dicks] Dicksy will know the domestic market.
“I think he has people like the Chairmen to support him, so if he goes to them and says i want this player, i think they’ll be really supportive with him.