West Ham are interested in making a move for Uruguayan defender Sebastian Caceres in the January transfer window, a new report has claimed.
The Hammers have made a solid but unspectacular start to the season, sitting ninth in the Premier League table currently.
David Moyes continues to do a largely impressive job at the London Stadium, but in order for them to keep improving, new signings will be needed in the coming transfer windows.
There is also the threat that West Ham could lose players once January arrives, with key centre-back duo Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd both linked with a move away from east London at that point.
According to Football Insider, the Hammers are eyeing the signing of Club America central defender Caceres:
“West Ham could seal the signing of Club America defender Sebastian Caceres in January for a bargain fee of between £6-10million, sources have told Football Insider. The Irons are among the sides monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation ahead of a possible swoop in the mid-season window.
“It is believed Liga MX outfit Club America will not demand a huge fee with Cacreres out of contract in just over 12 months’ time.”
Caceres may be something of an unknown to West Ham fans, considering he is currently plying his trade in Mexico, but that’s not to say that he wouldn’t be a shrewd acquisition in January.
He has won seven caps for a talented Uruguay squad that also includes the likes of Federico Valverde and Darwin Nunez, among others, and he is still only 24 years of age, so he would be a long-term signing by the Hammers.
The hope is that the likes of Zouma and Aguerd stay put, with Cacereres then arriving to provide more depth at the back in the second half of the season, but he does look like someone who could come straight into the team if he was needed as an immediate starter.
Keeping things fresh is essential for Moyes, ensuring his squad doesn’t grow stagnant, and the money should be there to spend on additions, considering the amount they received from Declan Rice’s move to Arsenal during the summer.