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West Ham: Frank McAvennie talks up Antonio Rudiger transfer links

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Antonio Rudiger could be a perfect signing for West Ham if a transfer manages to materialise, according to Irons legend Frank McAvennie.

The Lowdown: West Ham linked with Rudiger move

The Hammers may have stumbled a bit in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last three Premier League games, but their start to the season has still been very promising.

However, one major setback for David Moyes has been the injury to Angelo Ogbonna, with the Italian ruled out for the rest of the campaign with cruciate ligament damage.

For that reason, a new centre-back is needed in January, and Rudiger has been linked with a move to the Hammers despite being a key figure for Chelsea this season, starting 13 league matches.

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The Latest: McAvennie wants transfer to happen

Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie claimed that Rudiger would be the perfect addition for Moyes’ squad next month. He said:

“Rudiger’s a good player, he’s David Moyes’ kind of player. No airs and graces, he goes and wins the ball, he’s a hard-working player.

“He would fit right into the West Ham way of playing at the moment. I’m all for bringing good players and Rudiger is definitely a good player.”

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The Verdict: No-brainer for Hammers

In truth, it is hard to see why Rudiger would suddenly want to leave Chelsea at a time when he is an undisputed key player under Thomas Tuchel and potentially on track for winning the Premier League title in May.

That being said, if he decides that he wants to join West Ham, he could be a wonderful addition, having been hailed as ‘amazing’ by Rio Ferdinand earlier this year.

He could slot in alongside Kurt Zouma and help fill the Ogbonna-shaped void, with his average of 2.7 clearances per game in the league superior to the injured Irons centre-back’s tally (2.4).

Not only that, but Rudiger’s experience could also be invaluable, having won 49 caps for Germany to date as well as a plethora of trophies with Chelsea, most notably the Champions League earlier this year. McAvennie is quite right to talk him up.

In other news, some West Ham fans have flocked to a transfer claim regarding an attacker. Read more here.


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