West Ham are reportedly keen on signing a former Tottenham centre-back in the event that Nayef Aguerd leaves this month.
It is no secret that not every transfer David Moyes has made has worked out, that is always going to be the case. What is disappointing though is when a player who is so close to being great has one or two aspects that hold them back. One such player is Nayef Aguerd.
If you had to sum the Moroccan up in one word it would probably be something like ‘inconsistent’. When he is at his best, he is a brick wall in defence with some of the best passing you will see from a central defender. Unfortunately, he just seems to have a mistake in him constantly, and that has only gotten worse this season. On top of that, there have been rumours that he exaggerated his recent illness in order to make sure he was fit for AFCON. If that is true, you simply have to question if that is the sort of player you want at the club.
Our own ExWHUEmployee exclusively revealed that the Hammers would be willing to sell Aguerd if the right offer came in for him, but they are more than happy to hold onto him.
Obviously, with that being the case, David Moyes wants to be prepared for his potential departure. The likes of Max Kilman and Trevor Chalobah have all been named as options and the Daily Record have reported that the Irons could make a move for Celtic’s Cameron Carter-Vickers.
The former Tottenham defender has been absolutely vital to both the Hoops as well as the USA national team over the past couple of years. His commanding presence and strength really give the same impression of an old-school centre-back. It is expected that the Scottish champions would want a hefty fee for the American, with £20 million apparently being the price tag.
Given his impressive form, it is no surprise that West Ham are not the only Premier League side showing interest in acquiring the 26-year-old’s signature. Brentford and Nottingham Forest are also said to be keen but all three clubs financial situation could make a deal difficult. Nottingham Forest and West Ham in particular will have to sell before they buy anyone this window.
Whether Carter-Vickers would be able to take the leap up to the Premier League or not remains to be seen, but he has proven himself on the international stage as well as in Scotland. Maybe if our Irons could negotiate for a lower fee it may be worth taking a risk, but for that amount there are other options that may seem more appealing to Moyes.
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