According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers are monitoring the young defender. He is currently on loan at Championship outfit Cardiff City and the Hammers have a view of making a transfer swoop (via Talking Wolves). This had some supporters in disbelief.
West Ham are the latest club to be reportedly monitoring Wolves defender Dion Sanderson.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) March 18, 2020
Is this his agent doing a grand job @WolvesAnalytics or do you think he really has the talent to play top level football?
I’ve not seen too much of him, but what I have seen I’ve not been overly impressed
— Ian Nicholls (@IAmNico83) March 18, 2020
No idea! He’s only played 3 games at Cardiff, no where near enough to get any sort of handle on how good he might be. I will say that I don’t see his long term future as a wing back though
— WolvesAnalytics (@WolvesAnalytics) March 18, 2020
From what I’ve seen of the lad hes still pretty raw …
— Lincolnshire Wolf (@nickprobert4) March 18, 2020
Does Dion Sanderson have a big future with the Old Gold?
Yes, he's gonna be class
No, not good enough
Since his loan move to the Cardiff City Stadium in late January (per Cardiff City), the English 20-year-old has featured in three appearances, during which he has bagged one assist (per Transfermarkt).
While some supporters aired their disbelief, despite the defender picking up a 7.18/10 average rating in his three games for the Bluebirds (per WhoScored), fans continued to reveal their differing reactions.
Norwich would be a good move for him if Farke stays there
— Matt Turner (@MattTurn3r_361) March 18, 2020
He’s ours… hands off..
— Paul Price (@PaulPri65308585) March 18, 2020
Typical OTT reaction based on 3 games
— Jason A (@JasonA87151323) March 19, 2020
What do we think?
With the report coming just a day after a different source linked Aston Villa with an interest in Sanderson (per Football Insider), perhaps there is no smoke without fire.
While some Wolves supporters looked to discredit the 20-year-old, even though it has only been in three matches, the young defender has proved that he has some quality with his average rating (per WhoScored).