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West Ham: Newman makes surprise deadline day move for Doherty

West Ham: Newman makes surprise deadline day move for Doherty -West Ham Transfer Rumours

West Ham United and head of recruitment Rob Newman by extension have made a surprise deadline day move for rival Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty.

The Lowdown: Hammers keep busy…

The Hammers and manager David Moyes are keeping busy on this deadline day with reports suggesting they’re closing in on a move for Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.

This comes after West Ham’s plentiful transfer business already this summer, including a club record deal for Brazil international Lucas Paqueta from Lyon.

Alongside the South American, Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet, Thilo Kehrer and Emerson have all put pen to paper on moves to Rush Green with reports suggesting they are hunting for even more.

The Latest: West Ham make Doherty move…

Indeed, according to reports, Premier League rival full-back Doherty is now on the agenda of West Ham.

Jack Rosser, formerly of The Evening Standard, claims the Irons have made contact over the Republic of Ireland international.

He explained:

“West Ham’s loan move for Jan Bednarek is close with Craig Dawson set to join Wolves.

West Ham also looking at trying to do a right-back today and have asked Tottenham about a loan for Matt Doherty, seems unlikely at the moment though.”

The Verdict: Keep pushing?

Doherty was revered for his climb back into Antonio Conte’s plans last season, even being hailed as ‘superb‘ by teammate and defender Ben Davies.

The 30-year-old attracted real praise for some of his 2021/22 performances before a season-ending injury, leaving little wonder West Ham have taken an interest.

Depending on developments, Doherty could actually be a great right-back candidate for Moyes at minimal cost, considering he has fallen behind Emerson Royal in the pecking order at N17.

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