West Ham ‘prepared to offer Arsenal £5m loan fee for Rob Holding after failing to secure deal for Burnley defender James Tarkowski’
- West Ham are prepared to offer Arsenal a loan fee of £5million for Rob Holding
- The Hammers have grown frustrated in their pursuit of James Tarkowski
- West Ham manager David Moyes is eager to bring in a new centre-back
West Ham manager David Moyes is eager to sign a centre-back before the transfer window closes.
West Ham are reportedly prepared to offer Arsenal a £5million loan fee for Rob Holding
Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna started at the heart of the defence as West Ham were beaten by Newcastle, with Fabian Balbuena on the bench.
They had been pursuing James Tarkowski but were only willing to pay up to £30m, with Burnley demanding £50m.
Although Holding started for Arsenal in their opening day victory against Fulham, he could still be allowed to depart given the significant amount of centre-backs at Mikel Arteta’s disposal.
West Ham have turned their attention to Holding after being unable to sign James Tarkowski
David Moyes is eager for West Ham to bring in a centre-back before the transfer window closes
Arteta can call upon new signing Gabriel Magalhaes, while Kieran Tierney can also play as a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence and William Saliba is another option.
David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers aren’t yet fit enough for involvement but will be in contention to feature when fit, while Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi, who are also currently sidelined, are still at the club.
Newcastle were previously linked with a loan move for Holding but the deal failed to materialise.