By London correspondent Tony Hughes
The son of the West Ham chairman has revealed on Twitter that if West Ham could sign one Premier League player he would like it to be Nathaniel Clyne.
Jack Sullivan’s choice is based on the fact that Carl Jenkinson’s loan from Arsenal is due to expire at the end of the season and the club will then be without a recognised right-back.
With Jenkinson also struggling for form, manager Slaven Bilic has been forced to play centre-back James Tomkins out of position on the right side of the defence.
Sullivan, who is chairman of the West Ham Youth Supporters Club, recognised that it is a problem area for the club part-owned by his father when answering a question on Twitter on Tuesday.
Clyne because we don’t have a right back next year. I thinks he’s young and one of the best in the league https://t.co/ReR9Xm0NyW
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) December 15, 2015
West Ham had an excellent summer in the transfer market, recruiting players who settled in immediately at the club including Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Angelo Ogbonna.
But the Hammers lack depth in the squad in wide areas, both in the attacking positions and at full-back.
Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer and has proved to be a solid signing by the Merseysiders.
The 24-year-old has featured in every Premier League encounter this season to date, averaging 2.9 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 1.8 effective clearances per match. He has also established himself as England’s first-choice right-back.