Frank McAvennie has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that West Ham should sign on-loan Fulham defender Joachim Andersen.
Despite Fulham’s imminent relegation, the 24-year-old Danish centre-back is enjoying an excellent loan spell from Lyon.
Since returning from injury in early-November, Andersen has started every Premier League game for the Cottagers, with his impressive form giving them hope of avoiding the drop.
Such is his form, Andersen was given the captain’s armband in the absence of Tom Cairney.
Reports believe that parent club Lyon have set an asking-price of £25million, and McAvennie believes that he’d be a shrewd addition for the Hammers, who’ve struggled defensively recently.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“He’s one of the reasons that Fulham are winning games. Someone like that would be great and would be in West Ham’s price-range. They need a centre-half and someone of that stature to come in, and £25m isn’t bad for a good centre-half.
“The boy is in London and I think he might want to stay there, so I would go for him, if it comes up. If they’re in the running I would go for him.”
David Moyes currently has the likes of Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Issa Diop to choose from for the centre-back positions, with Aaron Cresswell also playing there at times if the Scot decides to play three at the back.
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