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West Ham interested in Feyenoord’s Marcos Senesi

The Athletic have claimed that West Ham are interested in Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi.

What’s the story?

The report claims that, along with David Moyes’ side, La Liga giants Real Madrid are also interested in the centre-back, with it being suggested that a move from the Eredivisie to the Premier League could help his chances of getting a call-up to the Argentina squad for the 2022 World Cup.

Moyes needs him

Dubbed a “gladiator“, Senesi looks to be the kind of ball-playing centre-back that Moyes would surely love to have at the London Stadium.

A profile done by LiveScore noted: “Since joining from San Lorenzo in 2019, the 24-year-old has quietly developed into one of the most progressive defenders in Europe.

“Impressive with and without the ball, the Argentine centre-back completed more clearances (3.5 per 90 minutes) than any other player across Feyenoord’s two Europa Conference League games this season, as well as having the best passing accuracy (84.76%).”

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In an analytical piece done by The Athletic, it’s clear to see that Senesi is someone who fits the bill of what Moyes is trying to build at the London Stadium – an aggressive defender who is more than a threat in the air despite being just 6 foot tall compared to the Hammers’ other giants (he scored a 97 out of 99 rating when it came to set-play headers).

In fact, he actually wins a better percentage of duels in the air than West Ham man mountain Tomas Soucek, winning 68% compared to the Czech midfielder’s 45%.

With the kind of injuries West Ham have suffered at the back this season, not least the big one to Angelo Ogbonna, bringing in a new quality central defender would go a long way to solving that crisis. Senesi seems to be a perfect fit.

Meanwhile, West Ham are also in for another South American star…

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