By Noel Whelan

13th Jan, 2020 | 2:32pm

Exclusive: West Ham and PL 28yo are 'Perfect match' after transfer report - Whelan

West Ham and Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne are a perfect match for each other, according to Noel Whelan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-striker admitted that he thought Clyne hadn’t hit the heights he should have at Anfield but still thought the Hammers could use him.

It was recently reported that David Moyes could seek to sign a new right-back with Ryan Fredericks injured and Clyne is believed to be an option.

Whelan explained that if the Hammers signed the 28-year-old Liverpool defender than Moyes could have a really good player on his hands.

When asked if West Ham and Clyne feel like a match made in heaven due to both of their current situations, Whelan told Football Insider: “Yeah, look Nathaniel Clyne was fantastic when he was at Southampton.

“He did okay at Liverpool, not hit the heights he should have done, but you know there’s a player in him.

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“He’s been hampered with injuries, but yeah this seems the perfect match for player and club if he can stay fit and get himself right.

“Moyes could have a really good player on his hands, and with Fredericks and Clyne there, two fantastic players and good options.”

Clyne is currently working his way back to fitness after a serious knee injury and is yet to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.

The right-back has been with the Reds since joining from Southampton in 2015 but his current contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that international forward has been told to find a new club and he may transfer immediately.