West Ham United have a handful of gamers of their present squad who’re presently of their 30s.
The likes of Lukasz Fabianski, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Michail Antonio make up a few of the Hammers’ oldest squad members.
One other extra senior participant in David Moyes’ ranks is Aaron Cresswell, who joined the east London membership again in 2014 from Ipswich City in a deal value a reported charge of over £2m. Since then, the left-back has gone on to make 292 appearances for the Irons throughout all competitions, scoring 10 objectives and delivering 34 assists alongside the best way.
Having made 42 appearances for the membership throughout all competitions final season, the 32-year-old is clearly an necessary determine for Moyes regardless of his superior age.
Along with his contract on the London Stadium set to run out subsequent summer time, the present switch window may give the Hammers the prospect to safe a possible long-term alternative for the Englishman.
One man with whom the membership have been linked and who may match this specific invoice is David Raum.
After working his manner by means of the youth ranks at Greuther Furth and making 99 senior appearances, with six objectives and 23 assists alongside the best way, the left-back joined Hoffenheim final summer time.
His debut season with the membership noticed the 24-year-old – who’s presently valued at £18m by Transfermarkt – discover the web thrice and provide 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga matches.
This reveals simply how a lot of an attacking risk he can provide, in an identical manner that Cresswell has accomplished for the Irons since his arrival in east London.
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From a defensive perspective, the German won extra tackles and recorded extra profitable pressures, blocks and interceptions than the Hammers veteran, highlighting simply how powerful he might be with out the ball and in addition being lethal with it going ahead.
Described by Jan Aage Fjortoft on Twitter as a participant with a “nice engine”, Raum may very well be the perfect inheritor for Cresswell at West Ham, given his clear expertise for defending his objective while being a nuisance for opposition defences too.
Ought to a chance to safe a switch for the Germany worldwide come up this summer time, the east Londoners ought to put themselves on the entrance of the queue to deliver him to England.
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