According to a report by Fichajes, West Ham United are now eyeing another defender for David Moyes as news emerges on Athletic Bilbao ace Dani Vivian.
The Lowdown: West Ham in summer defence chase…
West Ham were linked with a plethora of centre-backs over the latest summer before they eventually managed to capture France international Kurt Zouma.
This comes amid question marks surrounding the future of Angelo Ogbonna with the Italian still yet to put pen to paper on an extension at the London Stadium.
The Latest: West Ham now eyeing Vivian…
As per Fichajes, the Irons are now eyeing promising Bilbao defender Vivian – with some work being done behind the scenes.
It is claimed that West Ham are ‘compiling statistical reports’ on the player and have been following him very recently alongside the likes of Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The report claims that Vivian is ‘on the agenda’ of West Ham and they also lift the lid on his €40 million (£34m) release clause.
The Verdict: Bigger priorities?
While Fichajes make it clear that the 22-year-old is a top talent with ‘tremendous physical power‘ and £34m could be a bargain considering his potential, West Ham arguably have bigger priorities for the moment.
New head of recruitment Rob Newman needs to prioritise the signing of a new back up striker for Michail Antonio after the club’s failure to bring one in over 2021.
The Jamaica international has been in sublime form under Moyes but his injury history always proves to be a concern.
Indeed, an alternative goal scorer is arguably imperative over the signing of Vivian.
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