By Pranav Shahaney

4th Sep, 2021 | 9:40pm

West Ham could reignite interest to sign Brentford left-back Rico Henry

West Ham should look to sign Brentford left-back Rico Henry in January as they failed to bring one through the door this summer.

With Aaron Cresswell being 31 and Arthur Masuaku’s fitness remaining a concern, the Hammers are likely to be in the market for a player when the transfer window opens again.

One player who could be on their list is Henry, who according to The Athletic, was linked with a move to East London last summer [2020].

Henry is an attack-minded full-back who’s proven his worth in the Championship and has now started the season well for Brentford in their debut Premier League campaign.

He has previously sustained career-threatening injuries but has overcome them through his sheer dedication and hard work and these are qualities that would undoubtedly impress David Moyes.

Not only is he terrific going forward, given his raw pace and ability to whip decent balls into the box, he’s also got the defensive awareness that makes him one of the most complete left-backs in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has worked with the player since his early days and labelled him a “special” talent in 2015. [Walsall website]

Given the fact that he’s managed to stay under the radar thus far, it suggests that only a few teams are looking at him and the Hammers shouldn’t have a problem in tempting him to move away from the Brentford Community Stadium.

West Ham would offer him European football and a higher salary.

Brentford themselves aren’t guaranteed to stay up this season and unlike the Hammers, will not be pushing for a top-six finish.

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