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West Ham should further their defensive reinforcement with Joe Bryan

West Ham should further their defensive reinforcement with Joe Bryan

West Ham have so far gone from strength to strength in the transfer window, having recruited seven top players who can all improve the current team vastly. 

Fans were more than annoyed about the lack of spending over the previous transfer windows and now finally the owners have supported new boss Manuel Pellegrini with the tools he needs to have in order to succeed with the Hammers. The Chilean has recently said himself that the club will continue to improve the squad until the very last day of the window and a player that could be of interest to them is Bristol City’s left-back Joe Bryan, who is valued at £4.5 million on Transfermarkt.

Although Pellegrini has both Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku in his disposal in that same position, Bryan offers more in both attack and defence due to his pace and desire to help support attacks and then get back and perform his defensive duties.

Last season was no different as Bryan was yet again one of Bristol City’s best players, having played in 43 Championship games, Bryan scored 5 goals and set up a further three. For years he has continued to shine for The Robins and it was only a matter of time before Premier League clubs took up an interest in the Englishman, which they have done this window.

At 24-years-old, Bryan has his best years in football yet to come and due to his continuously strong performances on the left-hand side, West Ham should assess that Arthur Masuaku would be better as an out-and-out winger, leading Bryan to provide competition for Aaron Cresswell in the defensive position.

Would Bryan be a good signing for West Ham… Let us know!

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