Report: West Ham interested in signing Cyrus Christie as possible Jenkinson alternative

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West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Derby County full back Cyrus Christie.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United are interested in signing Derby County full back Cyrus Christie at the end of the season.

The Hammers are in a dire run of form, claiming just one win in the last 11 Premier League games - putting manager Sam Allardyce under pressure yet again.

Regardless of who is in charge come the start of next season, West Ham need to solve their right back situation for the long-term.

Arsenal youngster Carl Jenkinson is currently on loan at Upton Park, and has been impressive for the Hammers - but recent reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Arsenal will seek a fee of £12m for a permanent deal.

That may be beyond West Ham's budget, meaning they have to look for alternatives - and in today's edition of the Daily Mirror, they believe that Derby's Christie is on their radar.

Christie, 22, only joined the Rams from Coventry City last summer, but with six assists in 32 Championship appearances, the Republic of Ireland international has impressed under Steve McClaren.

Any move to sign Christie would first depend on what West Ham's intentions with Jenkinson are, but also whether Derby get promoted, considering that they currently sit in second place in the Championship table.

If Derby were to return to the Premier League, Christie would be unlikely to move on - so watch this space as West Ham begin to consider alternatives to Jenkinson.

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