West Ham told they face disaster unless David Moyes makes January signing to fill gaping void

David Moyes, West Ham, August 2022

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell claims is ‘absolutely crucial’ for West Ham to draft in a new centre-back in January after Kurt Zouma’s injury.

Campbell feels the Hammers could be in serious trouble if they fail to add to their squad in January and then suffer any further defensive casualties to David Moyes’ first-team party.

West Ham revealed last week that Zouma has undergone knee surgery. He will now continue his rehabilitation at the club’s Rush Green training ground.

Summer signing Nayef Aguerd has so far failed to start a Premier League game after recovering from a serious injury layoff of his own.

Veteran defender Craig Dawson also wants to move in search of more game time in the new year. The former West Brom missed out on a switch to Wolves over the summer.

West Ham are not expected to be big spenders in any way in January, with loans or smaller deals more likely.

Zouma a big miss for West Ham

But Campbell feels they must act or risk being in and around the drop one in the second half of the campaign.

He told Football Insider: “It’s going to be a tricky window. I think they need bodies.

“They’ve got to be able to plug that hole. Kurt Zouma is a big loss, but all you need is one more injury and you’re really in trouble and staring down the barrel of the relegation zone.

“It might be a loan, but it’s absolutely crucial that they get someone through the door in January.”

West Ham currently sit 16th in the Premier League but are only one point above the relegation zone.

The Hammers return to Premier League action in Boxing Day when they face table-topping Arsenal.

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