So far, it has been a season to forget for West Ham, with Slaven Bilic’s men currently finding themselves just above the relegation zone.
Although the East London outfit have not exactly been setting the world alight going forward, conceding 19 goals in ten Premier League games has been their major downfall.
Bringing in a commanding centre-back in January therefore has to be a priority for the Hammers, with reports in the Daily Mirror linking them with a move for Lamine Kone.
Much like the rest of the Sunderland squad, the 27-year-old has not been in great form this season, but he proved just how effective he can be last term:
|POS: DEF||AGE: 27Y 9M|
|HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN||WEIGHT: 13ST 0LB|
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After joining the Black Cats in January, the Ivory Coast international turned in a series of impressive displays, helping them to collect an extra 0.5 points per game and thus escape relegation.
They say that a change is as good as a rest and moving to West Ham could help the centre-back to rediscover his best form.
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