Ledley King has advised his cousin, Ben Johnson, that he has a West Ham future at centre-back.

The Spurs legend performed at centre-back for almost all of his profession, having beforehand bounced between positions.

Johnson has performed at centre-back thrice for the Irons this season, filling in frequently at each right-back and left-back.

King, although, believes he’s finest off as a centre-back, as he has the standard and the composure to thrive within the position.

Quoted by The Solar, King, who lifted Spurs’ final trophy, the League Cup, in 2008, stated: “What I do like about Ben is that he’s a footballer, initially, which implies he is ready to play in numerous positions.

“And in a means I began off a bit bit like that.

“In my first recreation I received introduced on at left-back after which [Glenn Hoddle] began taking part in me in midfield – however I all the time knew I used to be a defender.

“Ben’s versatile, good with each toes, has good stability and he’s a very good measurement.

“Within the trendy recreation, particularly in a again three, he could possibly be one of many centre-backs.

“There’s in all probability fewer aerial duels now than there was 15-20 years in the past, you don’t must be fairly as massive and bodily so he can undoubtedly do this.

“He’s enhancing every season. West Ham once more have had a very good season.

“They’ve completed nicely at combining the league and Europa League this season, which isn’t straightforward.

“Ben is establishing himself within the first-team which is nice to see.”

Johnson has really performed 57 occasions for West Ham all through his profession, however the appearances at centre-back this season have been his only outings within the centre of defence.

Moyes is eager to usher in new blood in central defence through the summer season transfer window however Johnson is more likely to get an actual likelihood to show his value subsequent season.

Author: Londonlad

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