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West Ham: Moyes can land Ogbonna heir in Maguire

West Ham United have failed to replicate last season’s Premier League form in this campaign, with David Moyes’ side being dragged into a relegation battle that no supporter would have foreseen during the summer.

They have conceded 24 goals in 18 matches and Moyes will be keen on improving his defensive options during the January transfer window.

One player that could potentially be a great fit at the London Stadium is Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and former England defender Stuart Pearce has endorsed a move for the centre-back while speaking to talkSPORT, saying:

“If I was West Ham, if I was Newcastle, if I was Aston Villa, I’d be all over trying to get Harry Maguire out of there. I’d be asking the question whether he’s available. He’d be a brilliant addition to a football club.

“He’s the right age, the right stature, right experience. He might just need another challenge now as he’s not getting regular football.”

Maguire would be the perfect Ogbonna heir

Ogbonna has played 213 matches for West Ham since joining in 2015, however with his contract expiring at the end of the season and a lack of game times this term, it is likely that he will depart the club.

Maguire would be an excellent addition to Moyes’ defence and with the Englishman making just 12 appearances across all competitions this term, it could be time for him to depart United.

His ability shouldn’t be questioned, especially considering the 29-year-old was superb at the World Cup for England, averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.34 across five matches.

He played in a team that kept three clean sheets, while Maguire made 1.4 tackles, 3.6 clearances, and 0.8 interceptions while also winning an impressive 68% of his total duels, proving just how effective he can be when on form.

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Former Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann once described the 53-cap England colossus as a “mustang”, current United boss Erik ten Hag doesn’t seem convinced by his abilities and this could lead Moyes to lure the player to London in search of regular game time.

He still has plenty of years left in the tank and could become a cornerstone at West Ham, with slightly less pressure and more minutes of action, Maguire could finally replicate his national team form at club level.