West Ham line up transfer for Austrian ‘bodybuilder’ Flavius Daniliuc in January as emergency centre-back reinforcement

West Ham line up transfer for Austrian ‘bodybuilder’ Flavius Daniliuc in January as emergency centre-back reinforcement

WEST HAM are reportedly looking to sign Nice defender Flavius Daniliuc in the January transfer window to bolster David Moyes’ defensive options.

The Hammers want to sign a centre-back to cover Angelo Ogbonna, who picked up a serious ACL injury against Liverpool.


Daniliuc haș made ten appearances for Nice this term[/caption]


The Austrian has an impeccable physique[/caption]


Daniliuc haș been likened to a ‘bodybuilder’[/caption]

According to The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas, West Ham want to sign Daniliuc, 20, who has been described as a ‘bodybuilder’.

The former Bayern Munich man clearly enjoys his time in the gym and shouldn’t struggle to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League.

Moyes is also without summer signing Kurt Zouma, who joined from Chelsea for a near £30million.

Left-back Aaron Cresswell’s return from injury is also unknown.

Hammers Head of Recruitment Rob Newman is clearly hard at work trying to identify the right targets to bolster Moyes’ squad to sustain a push for European football.

But Moyes‘ assistant Stuart Pearce has insisted only ‘the right people’ will be brought to the London Stadium.


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He told talkSPORT: “We certainly are doing the work in trying to get the people in.

“They’ve got to be the right people, that’s for sure.

“We can buff out the squad and bring people in, but getting the right people is the most important thing.

“As for David, he wants to make sure the right people come through the door with the right work ethic, that sort of thing.

“If the right ones are available at the right price, then we will certainly be in the mix for it. If they’re not then we will sit tight and see what we will do.

“That’s the bottom line and that’s been the proviso in the last few windows. Make sure the right people are coming in.”

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