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For West Ham fans, they are in full panic mode given that there is now less than two weeks remaining in the transfer window, and they are only reading rumours about transfer targets.

Hammers boss David Moyes started the summer with a fairly thin squad at his disposal and very little has been done since to really bolster the options. 

The Irons have the wanted burden of European games added to their schedule this season. Therefore, you’d expect their squad to be tested thoroughly at certain stages. 

As it stands, it looks like West Ham are one or two injuries away from serious difficulty. There are several positions they need to strengthen before the window shuts at the end of August, including at centre-back.

Therefore, they should seize a golden chance to look at Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar as a target.

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West Ham should add Fabian Schar to list of targets

According to the Daily Mail, Premier League club Newcastle United would be willing to listen to offers during this window for Schar. 

It looks a no-brainer for the Hammers to at least enquire about his signature. 

Firstly, Schar is an experienced defender that would bring the kind of quality needed in West Ham’s centre-back position. The £40,000-a-week centre-half has played in England, Switzerland, Germany and Spain in his career. 

Secondly, the ball-playing centre-half is someone that’s very confident on the ball and it’s easy to picture him working in Moyes’ XI. He could really compete with Craig Dawson, Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna for a starting position. 

In addition, the fact he’s got experience in both the Champions League and Europe League from his time at FC Basel means he could be a real asset for West Ham’s European run.

Finally, a transfer seems realistic, if reports are true Newcastle may sell. 

It’s unclear on how much it would cost, but his contract does expire next summer.

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