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West Ham: Nicolas Otamendi is the final piece of the puzzle for Irons defence

West Ham: Nicolas Otamendi is the final piece of the puzzle for Irons defence - West Ham

It’s not often West Ham are linked with a player with a global reputation that could actually be a realistic signing, but that might just be the case.

The summer transfer window is expected to bring major changes to the West Ham team, with Manuel Pellegrini eager to bring in players that can take the east London from mid-table obscurity to competing with the top-six, and a former signing of the Chilean’s doing could help the club reach this goal.

According to Marca, West Ham are interested in Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, who is expected to leave the Premier League giants this summer in search for first-team football.

Pellegrini signed the Argentine international from Valencia in 2015 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Citizens and being a mainstay in Pep Guardiola’s side in the season they reached 100 points as Otamendi was named in the PFA Team of the Season, but this campaign has been different.

The 31-year-old has found it hard to nail down a first-team place in the side as Aymeric Laporte and John Stones established themselves as the starting centre-back pairing, and West Ham should capitalise on Otamendi’s lack of game time.

The defender will be a sensational addition for the Hammers, who are in need of an improvement in the backline, and alongside Issa Diop or Fabian Balbuena in the West Ham, back-four Otamendi could be a real asset for the Hammers.

Otamendi is a proven defender in the Premier League and has shown to be one of the better centre-backs in the league, and playing under the man who brought him to England in the first place will be extra motivation for the Argentine to impress.

West Ham fans, would Otamendi be a good summer signing? Let us know!


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