Journalist Paul Brown has suggested that David Moyes is not convinced about West Ham trying to sign Duje Caleta-Car this month.
The Irons have been linked with Caleta-Car throughout the January transfer window, but Moyes’ thoughts on the player could scupper any chances of a deal being agreed in the final days of the market.
What’s the latest transfer news involving Caleta-Car?
With Angelo Ogbonna ruled out for the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury, West Ham are on the lookout for a possible replacement.
They have identified Caleta-Car as a potential option, and it has been reported that they have tried to take the 25-year-old on loan.
However, the 6 foot 4 international’s current club, Marseille, are only open to letting him leave on a permanent basis, and have slapped a £15m price-tag on the defender.
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What has Brown said about Moyes’ view on Caleta-Car?
Brown has claimed that Moyes has not been blown away by the possibility of signing Caleta-Car, and has hinted that West Ham could wait until the summer to bring in a new centre-back instead.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Brown said: “From what I’m told, David Moyes thinks there are better options out there, and isn’t willing to spend the money that Caleta-Car’s teams wants on him this month because he thinks that there’ll be better options available in the summer.”
Should West Ham push to sign Caleta-Car before Monday’s deadline?
Furthermore, Issa Diop has looked short of confidence when he has stepped into the side, and was criticised for his performance in the team’s 3-2 defeat against Leeds earlier this month.
Bearing this in mind, West Ham look like they need another centre-back for the second half of the campaign.
Then again, if Moyes is not sure about Caleta-Car, it may be best to hold off on this deal. Caleta-Car needs to be able to add something to the squad as they go in search of a top four finish, and if Moyes does not believe that he can do this then the Hammers ought to avoid bowing down to Marseille’s demands.
It is a risky strategy as West Ham are only one or two injuries away from being in a tricky position, but it could pay off if the club can go and get a better player in the summer.
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