ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham United could make a summer move for left-back Charlie Taylor.
The Hammers’ recent pursuit of left-sided player Filip Kostic of Eintracht Frankfurt – that has ultimately not resulted in a transfer – suggests that David Moyes is keen on strengthening that area of the pitch.
And while Maxwel Cornet has come in to add some attacking quality to the left flank, if West Ham want some defensive cover there, they may well end up chasing Burnley’s Taylor in the remaining weeks of the window.
Indeed, while speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex said to keep an eye on the Championship club as their left-back is a player the Irons ‘could be interested in’.
He explained: “We will also look at left-backs; Charlie Taylor of Burnley.
“It is worth watching Burnley because they’ve got [Josh] Brownhill as well, who’s another player we looked like we could be interested in.
“Charlie Taylor, plays for them, former Leeds player, very consistent – [he] could be one.”
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It’s not hard to see why Ex dubs Taylor as a ‘very consistent’ option to come in at left-back. The 28-year-old, who has also been called ‘powerful’, proved himself as a reliable defender for Burnley over the years and now has 133 Premier League appearances to his name.
However, due to their relegation last season, he now finds himself playing a division lower, which could make him a realistic target in the current transfer market.
As Ex mentions, there has also been interest in his teammate Brownhill this summer, and so the Hammers are certainly sniffing around the Clarets for potential targets.
With that in mind, this deal certainly could be one to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks.