West Ham Transfer News: Irons were offered Deadline Day defender agreement | GiveMeSport
Journalist Paul Brown has revealed that West Ham were offered the befall to symbol Porto left-back Zaidu on Deadline Day.
Having that West Ham had failed to device Zaidu on the modern day of the jettison window, Brown clarified that the Irons had actually been given the opportunity to land the 24-year-old but opted not to pursue a deal.
: "Hearing this is more a occasion of West Ham being offered the player and deciding rail it, quite than fault with a bid. Club easygoing with business done. Never gamy on Zaidu (had other positions of greater need)."
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may obtain noted against going after Zaidu but they did operate to accomplish three additional signings in the later week of the window.
The cudgel added Kurt Zouma to their ranks for , before bringing in Nikola Vlasic on Deadline Day for £27m. Midfielder Alex Kral was furthermore signed in the later hours of the hawk on loan, but the Hammers retain the obligation to buy him outright at the latter of this deal, and they may have had this in character when deciding whether to accomplish a propose for Zaidu.
It has rancid into tolerably of an expensive summer for West Ham, so it is understandable that they knocked back the follow to device Zaidu in the end.
Zaidu featured regularly for Porto in the coalition last season, creation as his slant finished runners-up to Sporting Lisbon in the table.
As per , the defender completed 48 tackles and made 33 interceptions. These numbers precept him level inside the first four in both categories when compared with his teammates.
He also started all 10 of Portos Champions League games during their run to the quarter-finals before they were eliminated by eventual winners Chelsea.
Aaron Cresswell is the sides undisputed first-choice left-back at the moment, and he has been a solid entertainer for David Moyes men in past times. The 31-year-old in the Premier League last season - none of his teammates could duplicate that number.
However, if Cresswell were to secure injured, West Ham could be short of options in this position. Cresswells voguish understudy is Arthur Masuaku, who .
Relying on him as a back-up trouper moving forwards after such a lengthy lay-off is a big ask. Therefore, there is a mound of pressure on Cresswell to stay fit, and if he doesnt West Ham could become rigid for resources at left-back heading into a busy phrase of the season when they ignite playing European football, and may latter up regretting turning their back on Zaidu.
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