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West Ham should target this £13.5m-rated star to replace linked-away Masuaku

West Ham supporters have been pretty upbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last couple of days after seeing their team secure a 1-1 draw from their trip to defending Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday.

David Moyes’ men went into their clash with the Blues off the back of easing past Southampton 3-0 in their previous league encounter, yet they did lose each of their preceding three away league games prior to Sunday’s meeting. And they looked set for a fourth loss in a row on their travels when Cesar Azpilicueta gave Antonio Conte’s side a first half lead, only for striker Javier Hernandez to equalise 17 minutes from the end to clinch a deserved point for the Hammers, and one that moved them six points clear of the bottom three.

Subsequently, there have been many satisfied West Ham fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are growing in confidence that their team can indeed avoid the drop this term, what with Moyes’ men 14th in the league and six points clear of danger with six games left.

In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Hammers supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports linking left back Arthur Masuaku with a move to Tottenham.

And the East London outfit must be prepared for the 24-year-old’s possible departure by targeting a move for Manchester United’s £13.5 million-rated star Luke Shaw (as per Transfermarkt) to replace Masuaku.

Ultimately, 22-year-old has endured a testing time at Old Trafford since his move there back in 2014, with just 62 appearances to show for his efforts in the last few years.

And with only seven Premier League appearances this time round, and just one start in their last nine matches, it’s clear that the England international is a long way down Jose Mourinho’s pecking order, to the point that winger Ashley Young is currently deputising at left back.

As such, Shaw could be on the lookout for a move this summer, which is why West Ham must seek to act in case they lose Masuaku.

Yes, things haven’t gone well for Shaw at United, but there is no doubting that the 22-year-old is an extremely talented left back – after all, he was tipped to go on and become England’s next long-term left back just a matter of years ago.

Be it bombing up and down the left flank aiding with attacks or fulfilling defensive duties, the Englishman has it all, but is clearly in need of a fresh start away from Old Trafford in a bid to reach the levels we all saw him hit regularly at Southampton.

And with the Hammers possibly in need of reinforcements down the left-hand-side were Masuaku to leave, they could do a lot worse than make a move for the United defender this summer.

West Ham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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