Jack Rosser, the London Evening Standard’s West Ham United reporter, does not believe the club will prioritise a deal to sign Josh Doig from Hibernian this summer.
The Irons have yet to make a permanent signing this summer bar the arrival of Craig Dawson, who came into the club on a full-time deal after spending last season on loan from Watford.
The relative lack of movement will be a concern for supporters and players alike, surely, as they are just three weeks away from the beginning of the Premier League season.
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Doig has been linked with a potential move to the Irons, but Rosser has written a piece claiming that both the Hammers and Arsenal are currently unwilling to spend £5m on him, which is Hibernian’s asking price.
As a result, Rosser has confirmed that while manager David Moyes would like to strengthen his defence with a new full-back, he does not believe they will focus all of their efforts on bringing Doig into the club.
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “I don’t think it’s a top priority. It’s a position he’s wanted to look at for a little while. Cresswell was one at the start of last season, West Ham fans were quite keen to see him replaced, and then he went on to be one of their players of the season last year with that run, he was one of the standout players and someone that when he was injured, they really missed.
“And Masuaku, as well, when they were playing in a back three, back five, Masuaku was fantastic as well.”
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