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Report: West Ham prioritising signings in this position, duo of interest

West Ham United hold an interest in Championship attacking stars Eberechi Eze and Ollie Watkins, but David Moyes is prioritising deals for new defenders this summer, according to Claret and Hugh.

It has been a relatively quiet transfer window thus far for the Hammers, with a seemingly limited budget but plenty of possible new recruits in the crosshairs.

West Ham have landed Tomas Soucek on a permanent deal, but the club’s supporters will be keen for more new faces to arrive at the London Stadium before the 2020-21 season starts in three weeks’ time.

The latest report suggests the Hammers are in the market for defensive reinforcements as a priority, with it clear that an extra centre-half would be a smart addition and the options in both full-back positions not abundant.

Pablo Zabaleta’s exit this summer has accelerated the need for a new right-back, but West Ham youth academy product Ben Johnson fulfilled the role well at the end of last season.

While most Hammers supporters would love to see both Eze and Watkins arrive this summer, the transfer budget may well prohibit this from happening.

But, looking at it objectively, with West Ham letting in too many goals last term, adding a capable defender or two would be more sensible business at this point in time.

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