West Ham eyeing move for Arsenal defender

West Ham are eyeing a deal to sign Sead Kolasinac from Arsenal this summer.

The left-back has fallen further down the pecking order following the signing of Kieran Tierney, and with the emergence of both Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles at left-wing back.

Kola was used as a makeshift LCB late on into the last campaign, but with Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba set to battle our current crop for central defensive roles, the Serbian will likely struggle for minutes this term.

He was previously linked with a possible loan with his former side Schalke, but such rumours have died down of late, and West Ham could now be his next possible destination.

TheAthletic states that the Hammers are eyeing one of Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri or Kola, although the former has previously been linked with a return to Italy.

Arsenal have also been linked with potential moves for Sergio Reguilon this summer, who thoroughly impressed for Sevilla on loan from Real Madrid last term, but those reports have also cooled of late, and I struggle to see why we would need more options at LB to be honest.

Our priority is believed to still be adding a central midfielder or two, and Kolasinac’s potential sale could well aid our budget as we look to secure a deal for one of Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar.

With our current squad, would you expect Kolasinac to start a single minute of our Premier League campaign? Should we return to a 4-4-2 formation, would he be more likely to feature ahead of Saka/AMN?

Patrick

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11 Comments

  1. A J says:

    O T

    All the very best Lucas, it just didn’t work out.

    1. A J says:

      Looks like the little man is Torino bound.

  2. Banda says:

    He is BOSNIAN…

  3. RSH says:

    Please do West Ham. I doubt they’ll be able to land Emerson so sounds like a decent chance this could happen. If we could get 3 players out this week that would be great progress. Things seemed like they were slowing down for a moment there, but if Emi and Torriera reports are true we are getting closer to being able to afford a new midfielder.

  4. Sue says:

    If he does end up in hammer land, good luck to him and at least I’ll still be able to see those muscly arms and tight sleeves 😂

  5. CorporateMan says:

    Rather than spend money on a new No. 2 keeper, why not give Macey a chance.
    If Martinez was not given a chance last season, his abilities would not blossom.

    1. Sue says:

      He wants out….

    2. Sid says:

      We also have Iliev..

    3. ozziegunner says:

      I agree CorporateMan, however Matt Macey too wants to pursue a starting position at another club.
      Runar A. Runarsson #2 from Dijon is undertaking a medical pending a £1.5 million transfer to Arsenal.

    4. ozziegunner says:

      If Arsenal want a replacement fullback, they could do a lot worse than Max Aarons (20yo and 1.78m tall) from relegated Norwich City, who can play RB and LB. One for now and the future.

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