Kevin Phillips has backed Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne to be a success at West Ham if the former England international makes the switch to the London Stadium in the summer.
The Hammers, along with Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, are said to be interested in the 29-year-old with the fullback’s contract expiring at the end of next month. Phillips thinks he would be a good addition to David Moyes’ squad:
“He has got a lot of experience and we know he is a quality player. He would want to try and get back playing and get back to the form that he showed when he was at Southampton and first arrived at Liverpool. West Ham could be a good place to do that. I can see that happening.”
With Pablo Zabaleta expected to leave the London club at the end of the season, bringing in an experienced replacement like Clyne does seem like a sensible move.
Considering that he won’t cost a transfer fee either, the defender could prove to be a bargain as long as he is able to recapture his best form.
Clyne has spent the best part of ten months on the treatment table due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury he picked up in preseason and, while he has now recovered, he has not played a competitive game for quite some time.