West Ham urged to reconsider plans to sign Champions League winner on free transfer

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West Ham have been advised not to seal a free transfer deal for former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.

The Hammers have been strongly linked with Lovren recently, with a two-year deal possibly on the cards for the experienced Croatia international as he could be given special clearance to leave Russian club Zenit Saint-Petersburg.

Lovren was an important part of the Liverpool squad for some time, winning both the Champions League and Premier League in his time at Anfield, but former Reds midfielder Michael Thomas is unsure if he’d currently represent the ideal signing for David Moyes’ side.

Speaking to CaughtOffside, Thomas advised that West Ham go after a younger defender instead.

“Lovren was a decent defender for Liverpool,” he said. “Solid, but not the most mobile.

“If I was Moyes I don’t think he would be at the top of my wish list. Maybe a younger player that can play and get around a bit more.”

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