West Ham eyes defensive reinforcement in January window: Burnley ace in focus

As the January transfer window looms, West Ham United is gearing up for a flurry of activity to address squad deficiencies, writes the COS. A notable gap in their lineup is the need for a prolific striker, evident in Danny Ings’ goal-scoring struggles and Michail Antonio’s dry spell since August 26, as reported by WhoScored.

While Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek have stepped up with crucial goals, David Moyes is keen to bolster his attacking options in the upcoming transfer window. Additionally, there are reports suggesting Moyes is eyeing defensive reinforcements.

According to talkSPORT, West Ham has initiated talks regarding a potential move for Burnley’s 23-year-old center-back, Jordan Beyer. The German defender, who has represented his country from U16 to U21 levels, is reportedly familiar to West Ham’s sporting director, Tim Steidten.

However, the Hammers may face stiff competition for Beyer’s signature, with Fulham, Crystal Palace, and unnamed Bundesliga clubs also expressing interest. The outcome could hinge on Burnley’s assessment of whether they can navigate the season without Beyer and the financial considerations associated with a potential sale.

West Ham’s pursuit of defensive solidity reflects their ambition to strengthen key areas and maintain their competitive edge in the Premier League. As the transfer window approaches, the club aims to secure strategic signings that can contribute significantly to their season goals.