Carlton Cole has suggested Manchester City defender John Stones as someone that would be a great fit for West Ham, who are being linked with a host of centre-backs during this summer transfer window.
The Daily Star has claimed that the Hammers have made bids for Burnley’s James Tarkowski, Napoli’s Nikola Maksimovic and Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, plus they are looking at Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah.
They are four different centre-backs all on the radar for David Moyes’ and time is running out for them to bring in a defender before the window shuts.
Stones, 26, is an experienced Premier League player that has won two top-flight titles in his career so far and he was linked with West Ham back in July.
The Sun reported earlier this summer that West Ham were interested in the English centre-back and that he could be available for £20million.
He’s still a part of the squad at the Etihad Stadium, but ex-West Ham forward Cole believes he would be great for the Hammers and that he would be welcomed.
“He could come to West Ham, we’d love him here, David Moyes would have him,” Cole told talkSPORT, when Jamie O’Hara suggested the Manchester City defender could move to the London Stadium. (8.40am, 29 September).
Stones, who earns £100,000-a-week (Spotrac), appears to be in a tough battle to secure a regular starting position at Man City and his career has taken a slight downward spiral.
He’s no longer the nailed-on starter that he once was for Man City and it’s impact his international changes for England as a result.
Moyes’ team appear desperate to bring in a centre-back and perhaps they should reignite interest in Stones.