West Ham eyeing Porto’s star as potential defensive boost in January

West Ham United is reportedly considering a move for Porto left-back Zaidu Sanusi as the club actively seeks defensive reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window, relays the WHZ. Former Eurosport journalist Dean Jones shared insights with GiveMeSport, indicating that West Ham has been monitoring the 26-year-old Nigerian international, highlighting the left-back position as a longstanding area of interest for the club.

Jones anticipates West Ham to explore various options in the transfer market during January, with defensive additions being a priority for the team’s second-half campaign strategy. While Sanusi is a notable player on West Ham’s radar, the extent of the club’s spending in the upcoming window remains uncertain.

“We know that bringing in a new left-back is something that West Ham have had an eye on for a while,” Jones stated. “I think we’ll probably see them looking in the market for a couple of defensive additions, to be honest.”

The pursuit of a left-sided defender aligns with West Ham’s continuous efforts to bolster their squad, especially given the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Cresswell’s future. Cresswell’s potential departure following his desire to leave during the summer transfer window has prompted West Ham to explore options to enhance their defensive lineup.

Emerson, the current first-choice left-back, may soon face competition, and the Hammers are keen on securing a younger option to complement their defensive setup. Zaidu Sanusi emerges as a viable candidate, providing both defensive solidity and youthful energy to strengthen West Ham’s squad for the remainder of the campaign under manager David Moyes.