May 21, 2024

David Moyes is reportedly actively advocating for West Ham United to secure a new left-back in the upcoming year, although the actual timeframe for this move might extend beyond January, likely targeting June. O Jogo, a Portuguese publication, conducted their own investigation in response to TEAMtalk’s initial reports. Their findings indicate that West Ham’s pursuit of Zaidu Sanusi will intensify after the current season concludes, implying that Aaron Cresswell, the probable outgoing player, will continue with the Hammers for another six months.

Cresswell, a 33-year-old veteran whose contract expires in the summer, is the subject of longstanding interest from West Ham in Sanusi, hinting at strategic planning for Cresswell’s eventual departure. According to TEAMtalk, West Ham’s director Tim Steidten is a significant admirer of Sanusi and played a pivotal role in previous transfers, such as those of Mohammed Kudus and Edson Alvarez from Ajax. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Steidten personally engaging in discussions with Sanusi, potentially involving a trip to Portugal in the near future.

Transfer: West Ham plot January move for Sanusi - Daily Post Nigeria

Despite a challenging start to the season due to injuries, the 26-year-old Sanusi has established a commendable reputation since joining Porto in 2020. His noteworthy contributions, including a decisive late goal against Benfica that secured the Primeira Liga title, underline his impact on the pitch. Former West Ham player Toni Martinez, now with Porto, lauds Sanusi’s character both on and off the field, describing him as the quickest player he has ever seen.

Sanusi’s Porto contract includes a release clause of £43 million, and West Ham’s previous attempt to acquire him was reportedly rebuffed on the final day of the 2021 transfer window, as per Record.

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