West Ham United are looking to bring in defensive reinforcements in January and have identified FC Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi as a target.

Zaidu Sanusi has done quite well in the Primeira Liga, and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for West Ham United. A report from TEAMtalk has claimed that the 26-year-old might be on the move in the January transfer window. He has a €50 million release clause in his contract with FC Porto.

It will be interesting to see if West Ham United are prepared to pay that kind of money for him in the coming months. There is no doubt that they need to bring in a quality left-back, and Sanusi could be the ideal long-term alternative to Aaron Cresswell.

The West Ham veteran is in the twilight stages of his career, and he will need to be replaced soon. Meanwhile, Sanusi will be hoping to showcase his qualities at the highest level, and the opportunity to join a Premier League club could be an attractive proposition for him.

The 26-year-old is likely to be keen on the idea of testing himself in the Premier League, and it remains to be seen whether the two clubs can come to an agreement soon. The €50 million release clause seems quite steep and West Ham will be hoping to sign him for a more reasonable price.

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The Hammers are currently competing in the UEFA Europa League, and they will want to secure European qualification for the next season as well. They need to sign quality players in January to boost their chances of European qualification. So, someone like Sanusi will help them tighten up defensively.

They should look to invest in a quality striker as well. Recent reports have claimed that they are interested in Armando Broja. Meanwhile, West Ham certainly have the resources to get the deal done for Sanusi. But it remains to be seen whether they follow up on their interest with a concrete proposal to sign the 26-year-old full-back in the coming weeks.

The Hammers managed to win the UEFA Europa Conference League last season, and the 26-year-old defender will fancy his chances of winning trophies by moving to the London Stadium in the coming months.

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