Taking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have absolutely erupted over a fresh transfer update involving Manchester City defender Nathan Ake.
David Moyes has been tipped to target new defenders in the January transfer window following a blow to his colossal centre-half Angelo Ogbonna, who has now undergone cruciate ligament surgery.
This is his main problem at the back even though Moyes is currently having to contend with mounting injury concerns in that department at the moment.
Bringing the latest on their search for a defender, 90min believe that West Ham could now target Netherlands international Ake, who has started only a handful of Premier League games under Pep Guardiola this season.
It is believed that the Hammers have registered their interest in the 26-year-old as they look to pursue a season-long loan deal with a potential obligation to buy.
West Ham fans erupt…
Despite his lack of game-time at City overall, Ake comes as a potentially fruitful addition, especially going by his past praise from some of the Premier League’s biggest figures.
For example, international colleague Virgil van Dijk has called him a ‘fantastic player’, with the versatile ace also capable of playing as a centre-back, left-back and in front of the defence (WhoScored).
The 26-year-old still has a long shelf life in terms of career and is already a pretty composed defender, having averaged a higher pass accuracy (92.4%) than any Irons regular with more than two starts this season (WhoScored).
Ake comes with a lot of merit, leaving little wonder why many West Ham fans think he could be a “quality signing” – check out some of their verdicts below:
“Would be a fantastic signing”
“This would be a quality signing”
“I beg we get this bloke in. Exactly what we need”
“get it done”
“Would be a great deal”
“That would be a brilliant signing for us”
“Should be all over this, Left footed replacement who’s still young, top signing if we get this one”
In other news: ‘Begging’, ‘Newman finally doing his job’…West Ham fans flock to ‘exciting’ offer claim, find out more here.
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