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Junior Alonso ideal for West Ham United this summer

Junior Alonso ideal for West Ham United this summer

West Ham have had a busy summer so far, but one more addition could make them a real powerhouse in the coming season.  

The Irons didn’t have the first few years in their new surroundings of the London Stadium that they wanted, at one point flirting with relegation. This summer has seen a series of new imports, which means relegation is a long way from the thoughts of most Hammers fans.

A summer of imports which has seen the likes of boyhood Hammers fan Jack Wilshere, Ryan Fredericks and record signing £36m Felipe Anderson, Manuel Pellegrini will be pleased with how his squad is lining up ahead of next season. Last season the East London outfit seemed to just lack the quality needed, but with the additions made so far, they are in a much better place for a strong season next term.

With Frenchman Patrice Evra leaving the club, and Pablo Zabaleta ageing and not the player he once was, West Ham could perhaps do with one more top quality full back to strengthen their squad.

With that in mind, here is the addition the Hammers should make before deadline day…

The addition West Ham United should make before deadline day is Lille’s Junior Alonso. He can operate as both a centre-back and left-back, bringing great versatility and depth to the Irons squad. The Paraguayan international is 25, and in the prime of his career. A player of his age, neither too young to make an impact or past his best, is what West Ham United have been crying out for in their full back position.

He is a technically skilful player, easily capable of playing out from the back. His ability would fit in well with the level of signing West Ham United are currently making. The left-footed Ascunsion-born player is valued at £1.8m by Transfermarkt. While he would not necessarily come into the club as a starter, he has the ability to play first-team football and provide good cover. If West Ham can tempt him away from Lille this would be a good move for the Irons.

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