Date: 24th July 2019 at 1:25pm
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When you look at the West Ham United there appears to be a slightly worrying lack of strength in depth. However, right back is one of the positions where they are pretty well stocked.

With Ryan Fredericks the undisputed starter, Pablo Zabaleta his incredibly experienced deputy and youngster Ben Johnson waiting in the wings, you wouldn’t have thought that further reinforcements were necessary.

However, in that you would, unfortunately, be wrong. At least according to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, who reported on his personal Twitter account recently that are in talks with over the signing of French international right back .

This is a real head-scratcher given the depth that West Ham currently have at the position. Fredericks was only signed from Fulham last summer, while Zabaleta was handed a new earlier this summer.

The thing is, as well, that Sidibe isn’t an obvious improvement on what manager already has in place at the London Stadium.

As per, the 26-year-old didn’t really do any more than Fredericks, Zabaleta and Johnson in any major defensive statistical category last season. Indeed, the only one he topped was the number of Ligue 1 games he played.

Look, he’s a good player, there’s no disputing that, but he’s simply not needed in . He was second in his average tackles and interceptions per game, while his clearances tally was behind both Fredericks and Zabaleta.

Furthermore, he committed the most fouls of any of the quartet, which is worrisome in France where they play at a less frenetic pace than the Premier League.

The West Ham are surely baffled at this link, and rightfully so. This is a move that simply isn’t needed; Fredericks is the present at the position, and Johnson is the future.