West Ham are considering making a move to sign Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura this summer, according to talkSPORT.
The Lowdown: Achieving promotion
The 22-year-old only has just under 12 months remaining on his contract with Scott Parker’s side though and is yet to put pen to paper on fresh terms, leaving his future on the south coast up in the air.
The Latest: West Ham plotting Zemura raid
In a new article published by talkSPORT, it’s claimed that West Ham are ‘keeping a keen eye’ on Zemura, with David Moyes looking to ‘bring in young legs’ to provide competition for Aaron Cresswell.
It’s stated that the Cherries ace has ‘been discussed as a potential option’ for the Scottish boss, though it’s believed that Bournemouth will be ‘inclined’ to increase new contract talks with their man after ‘being told’ of the Irons’ ‘interest’.
The Verdict: Potential bargain deal
With Cresswell being 32 years of age, Moyes will be on the hunt for defensive reinforcements and it’s likely that whoever he signs next in that left-back position will be his first-choice long-term – Zemura has already shown that he more than has the potential to fulfil that duty.
The six-cap international, who’s been hailed an ‘excellent’ player by his manager Scott Parker, is an energetic full-back who is strong defensively but can also add pace down the flank, having averaged 1.5 tackles and 1.2 dribbles per league game last term, via WhoScored.
Would Zemura be a good signing for West Ham?
Given his contract at Bournemouth is set to expire next summer, there’s every possibility that the Hammers could snap him up for a bargain fee this window so should aim to get this deal wrapped up as soon as possible.
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