West Ham United are considering a move for Bournemouth defender Adam Smith before the transfer window closes, according to The Telegraph.
The 29-year-old began his career at Tottenham and lists Wycombe, MK Dons, Leeds and Derby on his footballing CV.
Smith nailed down the right-back slot in Eddie Howe’s team last season, playing 24 times as the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League.
Bournemouth need to recoup some funds following their drop into the Championship and David Moyes is keen to swoop for the player.
It’s been a pretty miserable transfer window so far for the Hammers, with Grady Diangana recently departing, fetching criticism from club captain Mark Noble and midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Moyes will be desperate for some new signings and even getting Smith through the door would be a start.
The beauty of Smith is that he can operate at left-back too and the report claims that is one key factor in Moyes persuing his signature.
Having played 144 times in the Premier League, Smith would represent an experienced signing and he’d complement some decent full-backs at the London Stadium.
West Ham only ensured Premier League survival in the closing weeks of the season during 2019/20 and Moyes will hope his team can kick on this season.
Tomas Soucek has made his loan permanent this summer but the club hasn’t announced any new signings just yet.
With the season due to start at the weekend, Moyes will hope some new signings can be added before the big kick-off.
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The Bournemouth man would be a steady capture but supporters will hope for one or two more exciting additions added to the ranks.
Smith’s ability to operate in both full-back roles would make him an ideal capture and his experience in the top-flight is evident.
West Ham were often suspect at the back last season and it seems that Moyes is keen to bolster his backline before the deadline.