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West Ham: Insider reveals club may divert attention to Luke Thomas

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There is a ‘possibility’ that West Ham may look to bring in Luke Thomas to resolve their left-back issue.

That’s according to Hammers’ insider ExWHUemployee who provided an update to The West Ham Way Patreon account on the club’s transfer business heading into the new Premier League campaign.

Rob Newman and his recruitment team are thought to be on the hunt for a successor to Aaron Cresswell on the left-hand side of the Irons’ defence (The Times) and the club look set to move on from Filip Kostic who they have tried to prise away from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Now it seems as if David Moyes is weighing up a move for Thomas who has reverted to a left-sided defender in the early part of his career although has played on the left of the midfield.

Writing on his Patreon account late on Wednesday night Ex said:

‘There is also a possibility that we could look to bring in another left-back with Luke Thomas of Leicester one of those possibilities but there are many other targets most of which I’ve named in previous updates.’

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On a previous episode of The West Ham Way podcast, Ex revealed that David Raum was the club’s first choice target at left-back but he has since moved to RB Leipzig while Kostic was next on the agenda followed by Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa.

However, Thomas could be a terrific option already acclimatised to the top flight of English football.

The full-back, who has a price tag of £20m, has played 39 times in the Premier League showing plenty of maturity at just 21.

The six-cap England U21 international hasn’t looked out of place turning in a respectable 6.75 average match rating last term, level with James Justin, (SofaScore) and could be a useful alternative for the Hammers to explore should they wish to bring in a player more used to playing at left-back on top of Maxwel Cornet.

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