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Report: Hammers plot Great Dane raid

West Ham are considering a move for Fulham loan star Joachim Andersen this summer according to a report by the Daily Mirror.

The 24-year old has impressed at Fulham despite their struggles during his loan from Lyon and that has prompted interest from the two Premier League clubs, the other party being Arsenal.

Andersen started playing football at the age of 4 for local club Greve Fodbold, where he played from 2000 until 2009. He then joined Copenhagen’s academy, School of Excellence, before leaving for Midtjylland when he was 15. At Midtjylland he moved into the talent academy in Ikast where Hammer Winston Reid learned his trade.

In 2013 he signed a youth contract with FC Twente for a fee rumored to be around 5 million Danish kroner (€650,000). In 2017, Andersen moved to Serie A club Sampdoria but two years signed a five-year contract with French side Olympique Lyonnais. The transfer fee amounted to €30 million (24 + 6 million in bonuses), meaning Andersen became Lyon’s record transfer. It was also a record high transfer fee for a Danish football player.

He represented Denmark at U16, U17, U19, U20, and U21 levels before he was called up to the senior team for matches against Kosovo and Switzerland in March 2019. On 15 October 2019, he earned his first national team cap when Denmark beat Luxembourg 4–0.

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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

5 comments on “Report: Hammers plot Great Dane raid

  1. We can do better than this – I am never a fan of buying a defender from a relegated team.

  2. Good player. Have seen him a few times and he is an excellent passer of a ball. Good in the air and in the tackle. Positional sense is good: the only times I have seen him caught out are when Fulham are chasing the game and he pushes upfield. Definitely would add something to the West Ham squad – and he is young.

  3. Have you watched this guy play? He looks an excellent prospect, only 24, should be reasonably priced. What’s not to like?

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