Fabrice N’Sakala wanted at Upton Park and Craven Cottage
West Ham’s search for defensive reinforcements could lead to the signing of left-back Fabrice N’Sakala from Troyes, although boss Sam Allardyce faces competition from Premier League rivals Fulham.
Allardyce stepped up his search for new faces in defence after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Sunderland with James Collins joining a growing list of absentees and the 22-year-old N’Sakala is among a list of possible signings as the West Ham boss looks to take teenager Daniel Potts out of the firing line.
Speaking after the defeat, Allardyce said: “The big blow for me is not having enough defenders at the moment. There are too many of my defenders injured. We have had too many injuries recently, and the defensive side of our team is particularly weak and short of numbers now. I am really going to have to go and try to strengthen that area in the next few days.”
But Fulham are also equally keen on signing the young France under-21 international, who is out of contract next summer and yet to agree new terms with Troyes where he has spent his entire professional career.
N’Sakala said: “I have heard about the interest from the newspapers, but no-one at the club has said anything to me. I love English football, as anyone who loves football loves the football they play there.”
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