Kevin Phillips has tipped Nathaniel Clyne to join West Ham when his Liverpool contract expires this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 2000 European Golden Shoe winner insisted the 29-year-old has the quality and experience to regain the form from his early Anfield days.
According to Goal, the Hammers are one of three Premier League clubs chasing the former England international this summer.
Veteran right-back Pablo Zabaleta may have played his final game at the London Stadium – the Argentinian departing at the end of his contract.
When asked by Football Insider if a move would suit both Clyne and both clubs, Phillips said: “You wonder what happened to Clyne. Over the years he has been a really good player but just disappeared really.
“He has got a lot of experience and we know he is a quality player.
“He would want to try and get back playing and get back to the form that he showed when he was at Southampton and first arrived at Liverpool.
“West Ham could be a good place to do that. I can see that happening.”
Football Insider revealed last month that David Moyes may not enter the market for a right-back this summer due to the financial climate and emergence of teenager Jeremy Ngakia.
However, Clyne may prove the perfect signing – the full-back could provide experienced competition for Ngakia and Ryan Fredericks but at an affordable price.
In other West Ham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider he “would not be happy” amid Mark Noble reveal.