Three reasons West Ham United should sign 28-year-old target

According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United are ready to reignite their interest in Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone this summer.

The Irons tried to sign the Ivory Coast international last summer after he helped the Black Cats to survival, and again during the January transfer window when they were looking for defensive reinforcements.

However, the 28-year-old signed a five-year deal at the Stadium of Light last year to help the Mackems in their fight against relegation this term, but it looks to be a battle that will end with them going down.

David Moyes’ men are 10 points from safety with seven matches of the campaign remaining and they are showing few signs of pulling off an escape as they have done in recent years.

Kone will be allowed to leave the Wearside outfit if they do find themselves in the Championship next term, and Slaven Bilic still holds an interest in him.

Here are three reasons West Ham should sign Kone this summer…