West Ham heading towards disaster in £100k-p/w “absolute animal” worse than Cresswell – opinion

West Ham United have less than a month to complete their summer transfer business, something they are yet to do, but it appears that David Moyes is keen on a new full-back or two…

What’s the word?

According to the ever-reliable David Ornstein at The Athletic, the Irons are keen on signing Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, though it remains to be seen whether that is permanently or on loan.

He claims that Moyes has a primary focus on bolstering his defence, which is perhaps hardly a surprise after they were played off the park by Newcastle United on Saturday night, losing 2-0.

The Scotsman also wants a central defender and to keep hold of in-demand defensive midfielder Declan Rice. The window slams shut in just over three weeks time.

Worse than Cresswell?

Aaron Cresswell takes a free kick - West Ham heading towards disaster in £100k-p/w "absolute animal" worse than Cresswell - opinion

Whilst Moyes is certainly looking to add players in the right areas, a move for Kolasinac very much would flatter to deceive many at the London Stadium.

Based on performances from the 2019/20 campaign, the 31-time Bosnian international appears to actually be a worse option than Aaron Cresswell, which some of the Hammers faithful may find hard to believe after his shocker versus the Magpies.

The 30-year-old regular was ahead for clearances (1.9), tackles (1.4), crosses (0.8), key passes (0.8) and even shots (0.5). Cresswell even bagged himself three goals, per WhoScored.

Despite being the more physically imposing monster, Kolasinac even won fewer aerial duels (1.1) per game than the Irons left-back.

The Gunners misfit is valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt and is on a whopping £100k-per-week reportedly, so it’s one hell of an expensive gamble to make.

BBC pundit Garth Crooks claims that the 27-year-old is “built like one of those North London brick toilets that withstood bombing raids during the Second World War” whilst former teammate Theo Walcott once described him as an “absolute tank” and an “absolute animal”.

However, it’s clear to see his footballing abilities in the Premier League aren’t very good, and thus, Moyes should steer well clear of this potential financial nightmare.

AND in other news, West Ham colossus was a rare positive against Newcastle…

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