West Ham tipped to complete two loan signings - pundit
Danny Mills has claimed West Ham boss David Moyes could “dip into the loan market” to add two centre-backs in January.
The former England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 58-year-old “knows what it takes to be defensively solid”.
According to the Guardian (7 December), Kurt Zouma is set to miss between six and 12 weeks of action – joining West Ham teammate Angelo Ogbonna on the treatment table.
When asked if the Frenchman’s injury changes his plans for January, as quoted by football.london (8 December), Moyes said he will consider looking for a new defender in the January window.
Mills insisted the former Everton boss is a “fantastic defensive coach”.
“I can see Moyes dipping into the loan market to sign a centre-half,” he told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley.
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“Look at what they’ve done before with Dawson – he brought him in at quite an age, as well.
“David Moyes has always been a fantastic defensive coach. He understands exactly how to be an effective centre-half. He knows what it takes to be defensively solid.
“It might even be two loan players he brings in. They can then be coached into good, solid centre-halves. Not spectacular, pinging balls around left, right and centre – but solid until his first-choice players come back.”
Craig Dawson and Issa Diop are the only senior options at the heart of defence at present for West Ham.
The Irons sit fourth in the Premier League ahead of a trip to Burnley tomorrow (12 December).