West Ham’s focus for now has to be to get out of a relegation battle, as they find themselves sat 18th in the Premier League table and are massively underachieving this season.
But the Hammers have enough quality within their squad to get out of trouble and also enjoyed a decent January transfer window to boost them.
If David Moyes keeps them in the top-flight this season, the club have got to look at improving their defensive options moving forward.
They have been left a little light in that department at the London Stadium this campaign and could do with centre-back reinforcements.
One man that West Ham should consider in the summer is Dejan Lovren, who plays for Champions League holders and Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The 30-year-old is out of contract at Anfield in 2021 and he’s hinted about a possible summer exit.
“I don’t think I’m just a throwaway. If the club needs me I am here, I am happy. But you never know what can happen in the summer. At the moment I am just focused on the point where I can say I made it [as part of a great team],” Lovren said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Lovren has made just 13 appearances across all competitions this season for Liverpool and finds himself fourth in the pecking order.
But he’s a commanding centre-back that rarely lets Jurgen Klopp’s side down when he plays and certainly still has the quality to play for most teams in the Premier League.
The Croatia international starred during his country’s runners-up finish in the 2018 World Cup and he’s got experience on the biggest stage.
Lovren is a no-nonsense defender that reads the game well, puts his body on the line, and is proven in the English top-flight.
It may be an ambitious idea to try tempt the defender to a club without European football, but they have a number of individuals with immense potential and want to be competing in the top half of the table on a regular basis.
They could also offer him a spot in their starting XI, as he would improve the West Ham backline and others around him.