West Ham United have been handed a transfer boost ahead of the January transfer window…
The Irons have recently been linked with a move for Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark, with manager David Moyes said to be keen on securing the 26-year-old this winter, even more so after losing Angelo Ogbonna for the season.
A new central defender has quickly emerged as one of the Hammers’ top priorities in the transfer window and they could do little wrong in sealing a bargain move for Stark.
The German beast can play anywhere across the backline, as well as in holding midfield, which not only makes him decent cover for Ogbonna but also a host of Moyes’ first-team stars. That could be very beneficial, with West Ham still competing across all competitions heading into 2022.
Hertha head coach Pal Dardai once dubbed Stark a “real force” and “exactly the sort of player every coach wants to have,” whilst ex-Germany boss Joachim Low has previously described him “physical, versatile and focused,” per Bundesliga.com.
Elsewhere, he is equally adept with the ball at his feet, managing an 83.6% passing accuracy from an average of 45.5 passes per game, which only one other Hertha player can better, via WhoScored.
Newman and the club’s recruitment staff could well seal an absolute bargain, should they move for the Hertha star in January.