It has been rumoured that midway through the season, West Ham United are considering a surprise transfer for former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
With Liverpool for several years, the veteran Croatian international has also proven his worth during a loan spell with Zenit Saint Petersburg. He was named to the Croatian national team in 2011.
Sanctions imposed on Russia in response to their invasion of Ukraine have resulted in FIFA establishing a rule that allows foreign clubs to sign up to two players who are currently playing for teams in Russia outside of the transfer window.
The report from Claret & Hugh claims that this has opened the door for the Hammers to pursue a transfer for Lovren before the end of the current season.
A deal like this might help David Moyes shore up his defense, as Lovren once boasted of being one of the best defenders in all of football.
As he put it back in 2018, “People were claiming that I had a rough season, but I don’t believe that to be true.”
My performance with Liverpool in the Champions League final, and now my performance with my national team has us in the final,” he said.
The fact that I’m one of the best defenders in the world, rather than just talking nonsense, is something I believe people should recognize.