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West Ham: Reliable journalist shares latest on Bednarek ‘talks’

West Ham: Reliable journalist shares latest on Bednarek ‘talks’ -West Ham Transfer Rumours

Reliable journalist Jack Rosser, formerly of The Evening Standard, has shared what he knows on West Ham United talks to sign Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.

The Lowdown: Hammers eye defensive boost?

The Hammers, having suffered from a defensive crisis at Rush Green, are currently still awaiting a return for summer signing Nayef Aguerd as Angelo Ogbonna’s fitness also remains a serious question mark (Claret & Hugh).

Who should West Ham sign in a last minute deal?

Nico Elvedi

Nico Elvedi

Jan Bednarek

Jan Bednarek

Hans Vanaken

Hans Vanaken

Other (tell us in the comments!)

Other (tell us in the comments!)

This has prompted reports of a possible further defensive addition before the window shuts it’s doors on Thursday with the likes of Bednarek and Borussia Monchengladbach defender Nico Elvedi linked.

Irons centre-back Craig Dawson is also currently tipped with a potential last gasp move away, motivating West Ham to pursue a late central defensive option further.

The Latest: West Ham will move if Dawson goes

According to Rosser, it is believed that talks have indeed been held over Bednarek, though a move will depend on if Dawson departs the London Stadium.

He explained (via Twitter):

“West Ham have held talks over a potential loan move for Southampton’s Jan Bednarek should Craig Dawson leave. Aston Villa and Wolves both made approaches for Dawson.”

The Verdict: Get it done…

We believe the 26-year-old would come as a very astute rotational option for David Moyes, especially on loan with little financial risk.

According to WhoScored, Bednarek finished the 2021/2022 top flight campaign as Southampton’s fifth-best player by average match rating.

The ‘no-nonsense‘ Poland international also made more interceptions and clearances per 90 than any of his teammates – backing how he could come in to this West Ham side and provide some serious steel in the same manner that Dawson did.


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