West Ham signing Nayef Aguerd could not power Issa Diop out of the club because of uncertainty over Angelo Ogbonna’s restoration, in line with The Guardian.

The Hammers are reportedly “shut” to an settlement for the Moroccan defender, having “sweetened” the cope with Rennes by providing €5million in add-ons, with the payment now £29.8million and much larger than beforehand prompt.

David Moyes has prioritised a centre-back in the course of the window after accidents to Kurt Zouma and Ogbonna this season, and inconsistent type from Diop.

The latter’s future is reportedly “unsure” if Aguerd arrives as anticipated, however his keep on the London Stadium could possibly be prolonged if there are doubts over his Italian teammate’s restoration from the ACL harm that has saved him out since November.

The Guardian report says: “West Ham’s curiosity in Aguerd will increase doubts over Diop’s future. The 25-year-old Frenchman was inconsistent final season and he could possibly be out there.

“Nevertheless the uncertainty over Ogbonna means Moyes may select to have 5 centre-backs.”

One excessive to the opposite

After having only one central defender at factors this season within the type of Craig Dawson the prospect of getting 5 could be a serious swing.

This squad is aware of greater than most the worth of getting our bodies out there to fill gaps because it is without doubt one of the thinnest within the Premier League.

But when Diop’s type is so up and down that the manager apparently can’t belief him then there’s hardly a serious profit in retaining him as back-up.

Assuming 33-year-old Ogbonna is ready to get again to his earlier degree then there’s little likelihood of Diop making a contribution.

But when he struggles to beat such a serious harm previous the age of 30 then that would depart two of the group with doubts hanging over them.

It could doubtless be extra useful within the long-term handy the fifth spot within the pecking order to an academy product like Ajibola Alese if the manager would precise use him.

Proceeds from a sale could possibly be put to make use of elsewhere, even to herald a second defender this window for a decrease payment.

It appears extra doubtless there might be extra motion on the place within the coming weeks with the long-term futures of a number of figures unclear.

In different West Ham information, the club need a wonderkid who has already been giving his club’s blessing to depart.

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