Noah Okafor to on his way to London Stadium - Three players West Ham United could sign this summer
West Ham United are often linked with numerous players and rumours have once again begun to emerge ahead of the summer transfer window.
Obviously, much will depend on the Hammers’ league status, but another summer overhaul could well be on the cards, particularly after the disappointing 2022/23 season.
Here West Ham Zone takes a look at three players David Moyes and the board could target if the Irons’ Premier League status is secured.
Monaco defender Axel Disasi has been linked with a move to the London Stadium and the 25-year-old would be an excellent replacement for the already departed Craig Dawson. The Daily Mail claim (21 March) the France international is available for £44million, with Manchester United also in hot pursuit.
Despite the Hammers having good options at the centre of defence, more quality could be required in the summer, particularly if they secure their league status. Nayef Aguerd has been impressive and another top-tier central defender could take Moyes’ squad to the next level.
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RB Salzburg striker Noah Okafor is a player who has caught the eye of many Premier League clubs. According to the Daily Mail (20 March), the Hammers want to sign the 22-year-old, with Tottenham also in the hunt for the Switzerland international.
Italian news outlet Tutto Mercato Web claimed (15 November) the Austrian club value the attacker at £31million. He’s contracted until the summer of 2024, and if West Ham can secure their Premier League status, there’s a chance of a reduced fee could be negotiated.
This would certainly be a statement, particularly with Michail Antonio’s future at the club up in the air.
According to CBS journalist, Ben Jacobs, West Ham want to sign Kalvin Phillips (TEAMtalk, 20 March). The 27-year-old midfielder has endured a tough start to life at The Etihad and it’s believed Manchester City could be open to offers for the former Leeds man.
With Declan Rice likely to depart during the summer window, this is a move we could certainly see the board looking into. Their talismanic midfielder will be impossible to replace, but Phillips would certainly be able to fill some of the gap left by the West Ham captain.