According to the Evening Standard, GSB and West Ham United are keen to sign a new left-back in January following a confirmed ‘big blow‘ to defender Arthur Masuaku – who is still recovering from knee surgery and possibly won’t be available for a while.
GSB eye new left-back
Before the confirmed setback for Masuaku, manager David Moyes set his team out in a three-at-the-back formation – with Vladimir Coufal and Masuaku operating as wing-backs pushing further forward.
In the Congolese star’s absence, West Ham have had to revert to a classic back four – hampering players like Aaron Cresswell, who was previously thriving in a left centre-back role.
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To combat this issue, as per the Evening Standard, GSB could be set to rescue Moyes with a new left-back to succeed Masuaku out wide – but the report also suggests that funds are limited.
As a result, the board may have to be clever in their pursuit of a new defender – with bargain options or loan deals becoming a potential way forward.
Time will tell whether the Irons do sign a left-back in this transfer window, but West Ham and GSB are apparently keen to do so.
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