By Joe Ellis

20th Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

West Ham United keep Jakub Kiwior on January agenda amid growing interest

West Ham United have not turned their attention away from Jakub Kiwior as the January transfer window nears, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 22-year-old is set to play a key role in Poland’s World Cup squad in Qatar having impressed during his time at Serie A side Spezia this season.

The Irons are therefore keeping him firmly on their minds after trying to sign him in the summer but they will face a lot of competition for his signature.

Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested as are AC Milan, Juventus and Roma who all want to keep him in the Italian leagues.

Spanish clubs are also starting to take an interest in the Pole with Atletico Madrid now on his tail along with Villareal although the former would have to sell before buying in January.

Bigger problems

David Moyes has already sorted his central defensive woes in the summer after bringing in two new players to fit the bill – Nayef Aguerd and Thilo Kehrer.

The last thing he needs to do in January is waste even more money and time in chasing Kiwior no matter how well he might play at the World Cup against the likes of Lionel Messi and company when they face Argentina.

A right-back would be a much better use of time and resources with Vladimir Coufal seemingly on his way out and Kehrer only filling in with Ben Johnson also not up to scratch just yet.

That and potentially another striker to challenge Gianluca Scamacca has to be his main focus to start with in January and if there is still money and time left once those issues are resolved, then maybe Kiwior can be put back on the table.

With West Ham only just above the relegation zone, they really can’t afford to have another lacklustre January window with no improvements to the squad because it cost them last season and it will do again.